Pupil Premium Funding
The Department for Education (DfE) now provides additional funding, known as Pupil Premium, to support specific groups of pupils aged between 5 and 16 years, who may be disadvantaged.
Schools currently receive:
- £1,455 for each pupil who is having, or has had, Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
- £2,530 for each Looked After Child
- £335 for each Service Child
Schools can 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.
More information can be found here.
Pupil Premium reporting
'Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.' (DFE website)
Paddocks Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled to over the last six years, and for any ‘Looked After Children’.
At Paddocks Primary School, we aim for every single one of our pupil premium funded children to reach at least national expectations in all areas. As a minimum, we strive to ensure that the attainment gap between children in receipt of the pupil premium is at least equal to their peers. We also want the attendance of our pupil premium funded children to exceed the attendance of all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.
For the year 2023 - 2024
In February 2021, the government announced the recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2023 to 2024 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils. This funding has been included in the total amount of pupil premium allocation. For more information, please click here.
The amount of pupil premium allocation for the current financial year - £40,145
We are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium.
How we spend our Pupil Premium
Academic Year 2023/2024
Academic Year 2022/2023
Academic Year 2021/2022
Academic Year 2020/21
Academic Year 2019/2020
Academic Year 2018/2019
- Barriers to learning for Pupil Premium Funded children 2018/19
- How we plan to spend our Pupil Premium Funding 2018/19
- Evaluation of Pupil Premium spending 2017/18
Academic Year 2017/2018
- Barriers to learning for Pupil Premium Funded children 2017/18
- How we plan to spend our Pupil Premium Funding 2017/18
- Evaluation of Pupil Premium spending 2016/17
Academic Year 2016/2017
- Barriers to learning for Pupil Premium Funded children 2016/17
- How we plan to spend our Pupil Premium Funding 2016/17
- Evaluation of Pupil Premium spending 2015/16