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 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of one 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.
Ofsted’s school inspections report on the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils who attract the pupil premium. The Ofsted inspection framework and handbook are available for reference.
The Department for Education has issued guidance on how schools can make effective use of pupil premium funding, which can be found here.
Please see the attached Pupil Premium Strategy to find out how pupil premium funding is spent, and its impact, at Crawford.