Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium
Purpose of the Pupil Premium
The pupil premium is additional funding given to maintained schools to narrow attainment gaps between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils.
It is also used to support pupils with parents in the regular armed forces - this part of it is known as the service premium.
The grant may be spent:
- For the educational benefit of pupils registered at our school or at other maintained schools or academies
- On community facilities, such as charitable services which benefit pupils at our school or their families or people who live or work in your school's locality
Eligibility and amount per pupil in 2020-2021
- Primary aged pupils recorded as ‘ever 6 free school meals (FSM)’: £1,345
- Looked after children (LAC) and post-LAC: £2,345
- Pupils recorded as ‘ever 6 service children’ or in receipt of a pension from the Ministry of Defence: £310
‘Ever 6’ FSM pupils are those that have been recorded as eligible for FSM at any point since May 2014. FSM eligible pupils are those whose parents receive certain benefits.
LAC refers to children who have been looked after by a local authority for at least one day. Post-LAC refers to those who have left local authority care via adoption or special order.
‘Ever 6’ service children are those that have been recorded as eligible since January 2015.
Previous Pupil Premium Startegies
The Catch-Up Premium
Schools’ allocations for the Catch-up Premium will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.
As the Catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.