What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is also intended to support children with parents who are in the regular armed forces.
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
- Any child registered as eligible for free school meals [FSM];
- Or who has been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years [Ever 6].
- Looked-after children [LAC] who are in local authority care;
- Or who have ever been in local authority care for more than 24 hours;
- Or who have left local authority care following adoption, a special guardianship order or a child arrangements order, previously known as a residence order [post-LAC].
- Children whose parents or legal guardians are/have been in the armed forces in the last 6 years.
How much is Pupil Premium?
In the 2016-17 financial year, primary schools received £1,320 per FSM or Ever 6 child; £1,900 per LAC or post-LAC child; and £300 per child with parents in the armed forces.
What is our current Pupil Premium grant allocation?
Granby Primary School are scheduled to receive £128,140 in Pupil Premium funding in 2017-18.
How are the school planning to spend this?
The following document provides a breakdown of how we intend to use this funding to diminish the difference between disadvantaged children at Granby and their peers during this academic year.
Please also download our three year Pupil Premium Action Plan for further details about the school’s long-term strategy for diminishing the difference between disadvantaged children and their peers.
What impact did Pupil Premium funding have last year?
The following document outlines the initiatives financed by Pupil Premium funding last year and a brief summary of how successful they were in terms of improving the progress of disadvantaged children.
Please download our 2016-17 Pupil Premium Progress and Attainment Reports for direct comparisons between disadvantaged children and their peers, as well as changes versus 2015-16.
What about children who don’t qualify for Pupil Premium?
It can sometimes seem unfair that selected children have greater access to support than others or that they don’t have to pay for trips, after school club’s or other services when many families not eligible for Pupil Premium also struggle to meet these costs. Whilst we fully understand these frustrations, school has no control over who qualifies for funding or what we can and cannot charge these families for. Please do come and speak to Sue Foreman in the office if you are having difficulties meeting the cost of opportunities we provide in school. We may be able to offer help or advice.
National research tells us that those eligible for Pupil Premium funding tend to do less well at school than other children. This is why the government is targeting them with additional support. However, the way in which we choose to spend this money can benefit all children in school. For example: interventions planned and delivered to Pupil Premium children may also include others in the class; Pupil Premium funded training makes staff better equipped to meet the needs of all children; and when Pupil Premium is used to subside a trip, it keeps the costs low for everyone else. In short, the more families qualify for funding, the greater the benefit for all children at Granby.
We are required to be open and transparent about how much Pupil Premium funding the school receives and how this is spent. This information is detailed on this page and its linked documents. If you think you may be eligible for this funding, you can apply via the Leicester City Council website.
There is also a Sports Premium funded by the government which aims to improve the quality of PE and sport the school provides. This is based on the total number of pupils and is aimed at all pupils, not just those in receipt of Pupil Premium. More about this can be found here.