Pupil Premium Strategy

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 What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to raise the attainment and accelerate progress of pupils who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  It was first introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of armed service personnel. 

Since 2011, the amount schools receive has increased and schools must carefully plan, monitor and evaluate how this money is allocated.

How is funding allocated to schools?

 The money is allocated by the number of eligible children in school.  The school receives £1320 per child for every child that is eligible for free school meals or has been in the last 6 years.  Further funding of £2300 is allocated for every Looked After Child, £300 for children of armed service personnel and £300 for disadvantaged pupils aged 3 and 4 years old.

Who decides on how the money is spent?

 In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to school and is clearly identifiable.  It is for school to decide how to use the funding, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

How are schools accountable for the spending of Pupil Premium?

 All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used and the impact of any work done.

How many pupils benefit from Pupil Premium? 

2018-2019 120 pupils (September 2018)
2017-2018 117 pupils (April 2018)

How much Pupil Premium funding does the school receive? 

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated to the school varies each year due to the varying numbers of pupils eligible for the funding. 

2018-2019 £152 460 (September 2018)
2017-2018 £166 600 (April 2018)

Caldew Lea Primary School Pupil Premium Review 2017-2018

Pupil premium 2018 outcomes

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019

Pupil premium 2017-2018

Pupil Premium Plan 2015-2016

Pupil Premium Review 2014-2015

Closing the Attainment Gap Letter