The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.
It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
- schools maintained by the local authority, including:
o schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities
o pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
o academies for children with special educational needs or disabilities
o alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- voluntary-sector AP, with local authority agreement
- non-maintained special schools (NMSS), for children with special educational needs as approved by the Secretary of State for Education under section 342 of the Education Act 1992
Funding for financial year 2021 to 2022
In the 2021 to 2022 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,345 for pupils in reception to year 6
- £310 per service child who meets the eligibility criteria [Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence]
- £2,345 for Looked-after children [LAC] defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in care of, or provided accommodation by, an English Local Authority or children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England or Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
At Lakenheath Community Primary School we take our responsibility for Pupil Premium incredibly seriously, in line with the scrutiny of each child for attainment and progress every term, pupil premium children and those at risk of not achieving are additional support and experiences to ensure that they have access to the same opportunities as their peers.
Recovery Premium Funding Sept'21-Jul'22
In addition to the Pupil Premium, pupils who are eligible for the Pupil Premium will also be eligible for the Recovery Premium funding. Lakenheath Community Primary School will receive the 'floor' payment of £2,000 for the academic year 2021-2022.
Sandra Parker and Dawn Bluett are Pupil Premium Ambassadors on the Governing Body and play an integral part in monitoring the use of the pupil premium, the impact on the pupils and input into the termly review.
Amount received financial year 2021-2022 = £80,800
Academic year 2021-2022 priorities:
> Catch up for pupils who have had further impact from pandemic
> Close the gap for pupil premium children with their school peers
> Release class teachers for mentoring and catch up of pupils in their classes as they know their children and their needs the best
Amount received financial year 2022 – 2023 = £
Academic year 2022 – 2023 priorities:
> Close the gap for pupil premium children towards National Expectations
> Provide additional use of computers in school through clubs and boosters for Y4 times tables work
> Provide boosters for phonics through KS1
> Provide additional opportunities through access to trips, music lessons, tutoring, mentoring and activity clubs [before and after school and during holidays]
> Continue to release class teachers for mentoring and catch up of pupils in their classes as they know their children and their needs the best
For full report on barriers, use of pupil premium and impact see report below.
Next review date – July 2022