The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning April 2019
PPG provides funding for two policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
The PPG per pupil is as follows:
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM||£1,320|
|Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM||£935|
|Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority||£1,900|
|Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order||£1,900|
At Colebourne we use this money very carefully to target provision for children who are not progressing as well as their peers as a result of this disadvantage.
You can read information about our approach to pupil premium here: Colebourne approach to PPE
We rigorously track the progress of these children and report on this to the Governors.