The pupil premium funding is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, Primary schools will receive £1320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.
All members of staff and Governors at Snodland CEP School accept responsibility for children who receive Pupil Premium funding and are committed to meeting their social and academic needs within the school environment. We are committed to narrowing the gap between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium forms a vital part of that process.
At Snodland CEP School we recognise that not all children who receive FSMs will be socially disadvantaged and also recognise that not all children who are disadvantaged have FSMs.
Below is a document to show our Pupil Premium spending for last year and our plans for the current financial year. Not all interventions are measureable in terms of attainment outcomes but research shows that wider opportunities and extended provision can raise self-esteem and increase learner confidence.