What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to help to support disadvantaged pupils, and to help to close the gap in attainment between these pupils and their peers. It is allocated to schools for every pupil who has been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, and for children looked after or adopted, special guardianship, residence order and children of Service Personnel.
The recovery premium given in 2021 and 2022 provides additional funding for state-funded schools. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils. We receive £145 per pupil premium.
In the 2021-2022 academic year we received an additional £15,080.
In the 2022/23 academic year we received an additional £15,950.
In the 2023-2024 academic year we will receive £17,255.
In September 2021, 29% of pupils were eligible for Pupil Premium.
In September 2022, 31% of pupils are eligible for pupil premium.
In September 2023, 30% of pupils are eligible for pupil premium.
For 2022-2023 we received £1,385 per Pupil Premium student, £2,410 per pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care and children who are looked after by the authority. We also received £320 per service child giving a total of £181,490 in Pupil Premium funding.
For 2023-2024 we will receive £1,455 per Pupil Premium Student, £2530 per pupil who have been adopted from care or who have left care and children who are looked after by the authority. We also receive £335 per service child, giving a total of £175,965 in Pupil Premium funding.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At Ecclesfield Primary School, we are committed to closing the attainment gap between our disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and we hope to do this by ensuring that all our pupils get access to an engaging and inspiring curriculum, the best teaching and learning, and targeted support based on best practice highlighted in the Teaching and Learning Toolkit.
To find out more details on Pupil Premium, please click here.
To find out more information on whether you are eligible for Free School meals please click here
The 3 year pupil premium strategy for 2019-2022 can be found here.
Please note that, due to DfE updated guidance on 6th September 2021, a new 3 year pupil premium strategy has been written (2021-2024) and can be viewed here.
An analysis of the effectiveness of the expenditure for 2021-2022 can be found here.