What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, but not always, children who are entitled to Pupil Premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The Pupil Premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to diminish the difference between them and their classmates.
The Pupil Premium grant at Larkfields Junior School, for academic year 2018-2019, is £42,250.
Who is eligible?
Schools are given a Pupil Premium grant of £1320 for:
- Children who qualify for free school meals (FSM);
- Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years.
Schools will receive £1,900 for any pupil:
- identified in the January school census or the alternative provision census as having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
- recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care)
Schools are given a Pupil Premium grant of £300 for:
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
How we use the Pupil Premium
The PDF document below details the interim Action Plan and spending for our Pupil Premium children for 2018-19. This is currently under review and will be issued shortly.