The pupil premium (introduced in 2011) gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11 and close the gap between them and their peers.
Each year, schools receive a set amount for each primary-aged child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
Summary of the barriers to learning eligible pupils face:
- Lack of suitable home learning environments (issues that also require attention at home)
- Need for great support for parents to promote behaviour
- Lack of external resources to support extra-curricular activities and musical opportunities
- Punctuality for a small group of pupils in receipt of pupil premium lower than non-pupil premium group
- Occasional behaviour issues for small group of children in receipt of pupil premium having a detrimental effect on academic progress and peers.
- Some parents of pupils eligible for pupil premium have a negative view of school and education
For the year 2018/2019, schools will receive:
- £1,900 for each pupil who:
- has been looked after for 1 day or more
- has been adopted from care
- has left care under:
- a special guardianship order
- a residence order
- a child arrangement order
- £300 for each pupil whose parents(s) are currently serving in the armed forces.
- £1320 for pupils eligible for free school meal