Pupil Premium

What is ‘Pupil Premium’?

Pupil Premium (PP) funding is an additional sum allocated to schools by the government in addition to the main school budget. It is awarded on the basis of the number of children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) either currently or at any time in the past 6 years.  The funding is seen as a way to address the learning of children identified as vulnerable to underachieving, to support initiatives to ensure that these pupils fulfill their full potential. Looked After children also receive a premium. From 2012, Service children (those who have or had a parent from an Armed Forces background in the past 3 years) receive a smaller premium.

The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.’

Department for Education website, July 2014

As you can see, schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium grant as they see fit. However we are held accountable for how we have used the funding and the impact this has had on the achievement and progress of identified pupils.

How much does Hillside Avenue receive?

Financial Year (April –March) PP Allocated budget Amount per pupil No. of eligible pupils Total no of children on roll
2013 -14 34200 £953/300 (service ch’n) 37 (and 3 service ch’n) 468
2014 -15 49000 £1300/300(servicech’n) 37 (and 3 service ch’n) 466
2015-16 56760 £1320 43 461
2016-17 63800 £1900 (LAC), £1320, £300 (sevice ch’n) 49 (inc 2 LAC and 2 service ch’n) 460
2017-18 54120 £1900 (LAC/prev LAC), £1320 41 (inc 2 prev LAC ch’n) 449