What is Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. In 2012–13 schools were allocated a total of £1.25 billion funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces
From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM 'Ever 6').
The Funding Levels
The Government has confirmed its intention to raise the premium from £1300 to £1320 for primary FSM 'Ever 6' for 2015-16. Secondary schools will continue to receive £935 for secondary FSM 'Ever 6' pupils for 2015-16.
Children who are looked after attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families - the ‘pupil premium plus’, which is currently £1,900 per pupil and will remain at this rate for 2015-16. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.
Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2014-15 is £300 per pupil.
How does the Attic use Pupil Premium?
Currently we have 87% of young people entitled to pupil premium grant. This would give us £31790. We use this funding to support our young people in the following ways:
- Outreach to support attendance
- 1-1 work
- Small group work
- Student choice timetables
- School trips
- Additional LSA support
- Keyworker support
- Catch Up literacy training
- Martial Arts
- Roller Skating
- Transport to support off site activities
- Construction courses
- Engineering courses
- Uniformed services course
- The Cut – off site provision focussing on Arts ad Media
- Skills Centre
- Hair and Beauty
- Water sports
- Starting up of small group to support attendance and engagement
- Work experience
Attendance and engagement for some young people has increased. The offsite provision available has increased attendance for young people. Work experience has increased attendance. Student choice timetable has increased participation levels which has increased progress.