Funding for financial year 2018 to 2019
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:
For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.
This is why it is vitally important that you share with us information if you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium - if you are in receipt of certain benefits this may be the case. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE OFFICE IF YOU ARE AT ALL UNSURE.
The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision children need. OFSTED inspections report on how schools use the funding to affect the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.
Performance Tables also hold schools accountable, with data on
1. The attainment of pupils who attract the funding
2. The progress made by these pupils
3. The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
We reward schools whose use of Pupil Premium has significantly improved the attainment of disadvantaged pupils with Pupil Premium Awards. As you are aware, we were North East winners for the effective use of Pupil Premium in 2014.
For more information please see
Department For Education http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/b00231348/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-ap-