The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from lower income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and for children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium was then extended to children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6). Schools also receive a smaller amount of funding for the children of service personnel.
Schools have been allocated funding by the Government for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching in the last academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) has published a support guide for schools with evidence based approaches to catch up for all students.
Recommended strategies from EEF support guide
|Teaching and whole school strategies||Supporting great teaching
Pupil assessment and feedback
|Targeted approaches||One to one and small group tuition
Extended school time
|Wider strategies||Supporting parents and carers
Access to technology
Our funding allocation
|Autumn 2020/Spring 2021||£3,880|