Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information

The Government has introduced the term ‘Pupil Premium’ to encompass all students who are either In Care, in receipt of Free School Meals or whose parents are actively serving in the Armed Forces. Recently, the Service Premium has been extended to include those whose parents have died in action and those whose parents have left the Service since April 2011 for other reasons, including injury.

All students identified as being in the Pupil Premium cohort will benefit from additional academic support and encouragement to ensure that they have a positive and successful learning experience. We aim to close any gap in attainment and achievement between them and their non-Pupil Premium peers. Financial support is also available.

Financial support

If your child is within the Pupil Premium Cohort (Free School Meals, Ever6 rule, Child in Care, parent active in the armed forces, died in action or left due to injury) then subject to approval we are able to fund up to 50% of the cost of any school event that links to the curriculum whether inside or outside of school. We are also able to supply any revision books your child would benefit from.

If you have a query regarding Pupil Premium, please contact Mrs Burland or Mrs Ball for further support.

What you need to know about the 6-year rule 'Ever6'

  • The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Earlier this year options were consulted for extending the coverage of the Pupil Premium. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
  • Children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the past generally have poorer academic results than those who have never been eligible for FSM. These pupils therefore should benefit from the additional support the Pupil Premium funding will be able to provide.
  • Why extend coverage to six years? There is a particular issue with the under-reporting of free school meals (FSM) amongst secondary school pupils. Extending eligibility to those eligible for FSM in the past six years means that a child previously registered in the last year of primary education will remain eligible for the Premium up to Year 11.
  • Adopted from Care. For the Census, schools have been asked to include, for the first time, children adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 so that they attract the Pupil Premium Grant. Schools are now asked to include in the data return all children adopted from care and not just those who were adopted from care after 30 December 2005. All are now eligible to attract the Pupil Premium Grant to raise achievement. Parents will need to self-declare to schools that their children are adopted by showing the school the Adoption Order so that we can add their names to the next census.