What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding given to schools by the government, in order to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.
The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
The amount of Pupil Premium funding a school receives is calculated according to the number of pupils who meet the eligibility criteria set by the government. At King Edward Primary this is approximately 36% of the children.
Eligible pupils fall into the categories explained below.
- Ever 6 free school meals:
Pupils recorded in the most recent January school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (as determined by the DfE’s latest conditions of grant guidance).
- Looked after children:
Pupils who are in the care of, or provided with accommodation by a local authority in England or Wales.
- Post-looked after children:
Pupils recorded in the most recent January census and alternative provision census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
- Ever 6 service children
Pupils with a parent serving in the regular armed forces, who have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point in the last 6 years (as determined by the DfE’s latest conditions of grant guidance). This also includes families in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence because one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces
How funding is allocated
Decisions about how funding is allocated and spent will be made by the Head teacher and Pupil Premium Champion. The allocation of Pupil Premium funding can be found in the ‘King Edward Primary School Pupil Premium Strategy’ and statement.