Rationale for Pupil Premium Expenditure
The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. .
For the financial year 2016–2017, the pupil premium funding that schools receive has increased and is higher for CLA than FSM. It is:
- FSM: £1320 per primary pupil
- CLA: £1900 per pupil
- Service children £300 per pupil
We focus our pupil premium expenditure on the progress of disadvantaged and most able disadvantaged pupils. We plan and regularly review a range of interventions and strategies than enable us to diminish the difference between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils. The vast majority of the funding enables us to teach children in smaller groups and to fund some children on residential trips. We do not fund all trips but we do ensure that every disadvantaged pupil has full access to a broad and varied provision.
To find out more please see the attached summary of how the pupil premium was used at Ravenscote Community Junior School 2015/16 and how we plan to use it in 2016/17.