Pupil Premium was introduced to provide additional support for children from low income families, including those currently eligible for free school meals (or within the previous 6 years) and children who are looked after (CLA). The Service Child (SC) premium is a strand of the Pupil Premium paid to schools for those pupils whose parents are in the armed forces. The Government have recently introduced an Early Years Pupil Premium for 3 and 5 year old children, not yet statutory school age (EYPP). Once a family is deemed as no longer eligible for Pupil Premium funding the children continue to receive money for 6 years after this date (Ever 6). Once a family leaves the Services, the children are in receipt of Services Premium funding for a further 4 years (Ever 4). The funding is used to help narrow the attainment gap that still exists nationally between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. The school decides where and how to best use this funding in response to the needs of the children, whilst being held to account for these decisions.
Funding In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years: •£1,320 for pupils in Reception to year 6 Schools will receive £2,300* for any pupil: •identified in the January 2018 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of: •adoption •a special guardianship order •a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) •who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more •recorded as both eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care) Pupil Premium at Buckingham Primary School
Currently 13% of pupils at Buckingham Primary School (F2 – Y6) are eligible for the Pupil Premium (September 2018)
Total Pupil Premium funding received by Buckingham Primary School for April 2018: £109,600.00
The current profile of the pupil premium group (September 2018) is as follows: Key Stage 2: 45 pupils Key Stage 1: 12 pupils EYFS/Reception 5 pupils Nursery Swans: 3 pupils
At Buckingham Primary School we pride out selves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students on an individual, needs-led basis. We ensure that:
•All teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all children •The holistic needs of all children are met •It is understood that not all children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are socially disadvantaged •It is understood that not all children who are socially disadvantaged may be registered or qualify for Pupil Premium funding
How do you apply for Free School Meals / Pupil Premium?
If you think that your child may be entitled to Pupil Premium, please complete a free school meal application form (available from the school office).
It is vital that the application form is completed, even if your child is entitled to universal KS1 school meals, to allow the additional funding to be released to the school.