Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.
It’s allocated for schools to:
- improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
- close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country
Using the Pupil Premium effectively
School leaders are best placed to decide how to use the pupil premium to improve disadvantaged pupils’ academic attainment. There is a growing body of evidence on how schools can best help disadvantaged pupils make progress. The needs of all pupils should be assessed and the grant used to make maximum impact in the school. Pupil needs will differ and will cost differing amounts to address.
There is no expectation that schools should spend the grant only on eligible pupils, or on a per eligible pupil basis.
Funding for financial year 2019 to 2020
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception to Year 6.
- £ 935 for pupils in Year 7 to Year 11.
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:
- identified in the January 2019 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
- a special guardianship order.
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).
- who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more.
- recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care.
If you think your child might be eligible for the funding, please visit: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/free-school-meals/?page=3