What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium 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 2021 to 2022 financial year, schools have received £1,345 for each pupil from Reception to Year 6 registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the previous 6 years.
Schools also received £2,345 for any pupil identified as having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
- recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care).
For the pupils who attract the £2,345 rate, the headteacher of the virtual school in the child’s local authority will manage the funding.
Who can apply?
Children may be eligible for the pupil premium grant if their families receive, or have received in the last six years, any of the following benefits:
- income support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided that the family is not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after the individual stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – if applied for on or after 1 April 2019 household income must be less than £7,400 per year (after tax and not including any benefits).
The documents below provide an overview of how pupil premium funding is allocated at St Clement’s Catholic Primary School: