Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. From April 2012 this was extended to include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
Since 1st April 2020 the level of the premium has been £1,345 per eligible pupil. The Government has set the premium for service children at £310 per eligible pupil. Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
We focus our Pupil Premium expenditure on the attainment and progress of disadvantaged children. We plan and review a range of interventions and strategies that enable us to diminish the difference between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils. The vast majority of the funding enables us to teach children in smaller groups, improve the quality of emotional support we can offer the children and to fund curricular and extra curricular activities to ensure every disadvantaged child has full access to a broad and varied provision throughout their time at Kingswood Primacy School.
To find out more please see the attached summary of how the Pupil Premium funding was used in 2020/21