About the Pupil Premium ?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools are allocated funding for children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces, to support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools, by the number of pupils on roll on Census date, that are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years.
Pupil Premium will be received by schools for children in care who have been looked after continuously for at least six months.
Pupil Premium for children of parents in the armed services, who face particular challenges will also be received by schools.
What is the pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. From September 2016, the premium will be worth £1320 and is aimed at pupils who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM); £1,900 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £300 is aimed at pupils whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD
How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Holton le Clay Schools we pride ourselves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our pupils across the curriculum, maximising the life opportunities for all pupils.
Why is there a pupil premium?
Pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.
How many pupils at Holton le Clay Infant School are eligible for the Pupil Premium?
Currently 8% of students at Holton le Clay Infant School are eligible for the Pupil Premium.
Is there an issue with eligible pupils not applying for FSM?
In Holton le Clay Schools, when a Housing/Council Tax Benefit form is verified, this automatically entitles child(ren) in the family to receive free school meals.
Parents in receipt of Child Tax Credit are required to complete a free school meal application form, and it is vital that the application form is completed to allow additional funding to be released to the school.
How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?
To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Holton le Clay Schools, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.
To view Holton le Clay Schools Premium Policy, click here
To view Holton le Clay Federation of Schools Pupil Premium Plan please click here
The Pupil Premium Policy, Strategy for 2016-2017 and annual report for the academic year 2015-2016 is shown below: