The pupil premium grant gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.
The government introduced a fund of £625 million in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for children who:
From April 2012, pupil premium funding was extended to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years. For the 2015 to 2016 financial year, funding for the pupil premium has increased to £2.545 billion. Schools will receive:
The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
The government also hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.
In most cases, the government determine how many pupils in school attract the funding using data from the January 2015 school census.
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
(information above taken from www.gov.uk)
The reports below detail proposed and actual spending of the Pupil Premium Grant and PE and Sports Premium Grant at WHJS.
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