Pupil Premium/Recovery Premium

 

What is Pupil Premium?

 

  • The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
  • In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
  • The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11.
  • Funding

    The PPG per-pupil rate for 2021 to 2022 is as follows:

    Disadvantaged pupils Pupil premium per pupil
    Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) as well as eligible children with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) pupils in these year groups £1,345
    Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM as well as eligible NRPF pupils in these year groups £955
    Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £2,345
    Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) £2,345
    Service children Service premium per pupil
    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 £310

What is the Recovery Premium? 

 

n February 2021, the government announced a one-off 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 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.

Eligibility

All schools that are eligible for pupil premium are eligible for recovery premium. This includes the following types of schools:

  • mainstream primary, secondary and all through local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools serving children aged 4 to 15
  • local authority-maintained special schools
  • special academies and free schools
  • non-maintained special schools
  • pupil referral units
  • alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools
  • local authority-maintained hospital schools and academies

We will provide funding to local authorities for eligible pupils they have placed in independent special schools, where the local authority pays full tuition fees, as recorded on their January 2021 alternative provision census.

Pupil eligibility

The recovery premium will be allocated using the same data as the pupil premium. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:

  • pupils who are eligible for free schools meals (FSM)
  • pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • children looked after by local authorities and referred to as looked-after children (LAC)
  • post-looked after children (post-LAC)

Funding

Funding allocations

School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.

Mainstream schools will get:

  • £145 for each eligible pupil in mainstream education
  • £290 for each eligible pupil in a special unit

Other types of eligible schools will get £290 for each eligible pupil.

We have applied additional weighting to specialist provision recognising the significantly higher per pupil costs they face.

We have included a minimum payment that we refer to as a ‘floor’ to ensure that:

  • an eligible primary school will not receive less than £2,000
  • an eligible secondary school will not receive less than £6,000

As with pupil premium, the funding for looked-after children will be paid to the local authority and should be managed by the virtual school head.

School allocations and the conditions of grant will be published ahead of the first payment in September.

How do we measure success?

 

The school tracks the progress of all students, including students in this particular group. 
Success will be evidence that shows that students in this group are making better progress than in the past and significantly closing the gap in performance. We will also compare their progress against their peers in the school and nationally, so that we can judge the impact of our work in this broader context.

Softer impact data is also gathered in the form of parental responses to feedback questionnaires and the annual pupil report as well as anecdotal evidence from parents and students. otherwise unavailable to them.

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2024

 

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