Pupil Premium

Jun 12, 2017

Feed back from a PP Review conducted by a member of Backdrop Education

'As with any "audit" type process there is anxiety and trepidation. Can I go on line as saying any concerns I had were diminished immediately by the warm, disarming nature of Jon. I found the whole experience enlightening and informative and certainly backed my mantra of "everyday is a school day". Many thanks  Assistant Headteacher, Secondary 

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

“Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
·       generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
·       often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.”

Rates for eligible pupils (2021-2022)

Free school meals
Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil, or £955 for every secondary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.

Looked-after and previously looked-after children
Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.

Service premium
The service premium is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different.

Schools get £310 for every pupil with a parent who:
  • is serving in HM Forces
  • has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence. 
This funding is to help with pastoral support.

Non-eligible pupils

"Schools can spend their pupil premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support.

Schools can use the pupil premium to support other pupils, for example, if they:
·       are in contact with a social worker
·       used to be in contact with a social worker
·       are acting as a carer"

Useful Links 

·       Teaching Schools Council – Pupil Premium (Planning templates) 

If you would like to discuss a PP review or need anything else or have a question please don't hesitate to contact us at:

Telephone: (all enquiries) 0333 344 1976
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'An excellent process. Challenging but very supportive. Lots of new ideas, even when we are doing very well, we could do better. Areas to improve made clear. Professional dialogue and deep questioning. Thorough understanding of my two tiny schools and our unique processes gained over the day. A good experience.'
Executive Headteacher, First School

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