The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years and for each pupil under the local-authority care.
Free School Meals is a benefit awarded in respect of children under the age of 19 where the parent or guardian is in receipt of one of the benefits shown below:
- Income Support;
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IB JSA);
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
- Child Tax Credit
- The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
You can find the Birmingham City Council Free School Meals Application form below.
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school’s budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for students attracting Pupil Premium funding.
|Key Priority||Main Objectives|
|1. Awareness and accountability||Roles and responsibilities are well matched to the strength and abilities of members of staff involved in raising the outcomes of disadvantaged students, and the Appraisal cycle holds all relevant staff into account.
All strategies are evaluated and can demonstrate financial accountability.
|2. Outcomes of disadvantaged students||To raise the attainment and progress of disadvantaged students and close the gap with the attainment of non-disadvantaged students nationally.|
|3. Student Welfare||Develop a holistic approach to supporting the most vulnerable students, including disadvantaged students.
Improve attendance rates and reduce behaviour incidents that lead to fixed term exclusions.
Improve parental communication.
|4. Teaching and learning and curriculum entitlement||Support the participation of disadvantaged students in extra-curricular activities to promote an inclusive curriculum.
Develop the use of new technologies and revision materials to support independent study for disadvantaged students and develop high quality teaching and learning.
Plan personalised literacy and numeracy programmes for disadvantaged students.
To eliminate any barriers that prevent disadvantaged students to fully engage in all curriculum areas (e.g. via purchasing ingredients for Food lessons.)
Number of disadvantaged students at Holy Trinity Catholic School in comparison to national
|Year||Number Of Students||% of disadvantages students at Holy Trinity||National %|
|2016-17||Awaiting Year 7||Awaiting Year 7||?|
Outcomes of disadvantaged students in comparison to non-disadvantaged students