Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their children who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) and those who have previously been eligible for FSM in the past six years.

Pupil Premium is also allocated for children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months.

Currently, schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

£1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head in the local authority that looks after the child.

Its purpose is to make sure these pupils, who statistically, do not do as well as other pupils make excellent progress with their learning during their time at school and leave with exam results which are as good as or better than other children.

The attached report shows how we have used our pupil premium funding in the previous school year and what impact it has had. It also shows how we plan to use this funding in this school year.

Pupil Premium Report: Pupil-Premium-Report-July-2021

If your child is entitled to free school meals or is in the care of the local authority and you want to find out more about what progress your child is making in school, do contact your child’s class teacher.

Covid-19 Catch up Premium

The government has announced a catch-up premium, equivalent to £80 per pupil, for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.

The guidance on the use of funding states that “although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit”. Each school is responsible for allocating this money in order to meet specific, identified areas for focus – such as those relating to learning, assessment, intervention strategies, resources and pastoral needs, in order to help reduce the impact of Covid-19 on children’s learning. Our plan to spend this premium is set out below.

Richard Alibon Primary School Covid-19-Catch-Up-Premium-Report published

Sports Premium

Following the London Olympics, central government allocated all schools some additional funding to promote sport and PE in schools.

The purpose of the sports premium is to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

How the school is spending the sports premium can be seen in the following document:

Evidencing-the-Impact-of-the-Primary-PE-and-Sport-Premium-2021-2022