The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to all publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children.
This additional funding is used by the Academy to address any underlying inequalities for eligible pupils by increasing social mobility, enabling pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve high academic standards and to close the attainment gap with the outcomes of those who are not eligible.
From 2013 all primary schools received £950 per eligible pupil. Eligibility is determined by:
Registered for free school meals
Have been in public care for 6 months
Have parents who are in the armed forces
For 2014 the government increased the amount of funding to £1320 per pupil and expanded eligibility to:
Pupils who have been looked after for x1 day or more
Children adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 or those who left care under a Special Guardianship order
Children under a Residence Order
The team at Newlands is committed to eliminating the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers and the Pupil Premium is essential to this.
Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak.
While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.