What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantage pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Pupil Premium at Avenue Primary School
Financial Year 2023-24
In the 2023 – 2024 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,455 for pupils in EYFS to Year 6
Schools will also receive £2,530 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- An adoption order
- A special guardianship order
- A child arrangements order
- A residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2, 410 rate. Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2, 410 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.
Who is Eligible for Free School Meals?
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker's allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- National asylum seeker support under Part V of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child tax credit (provided you’re not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Working tax credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit
- Universal credit with annual net earned income of less than £7,400
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools
If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please contact the school office.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don’t want your child to eat the school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.
For a detailed breakdown of how this money has been allocated, please take a look at documents below:
PUPIL PREMIUM STATEMENT 2023/24
Avenue Primary School shall publish in each Financial Year information in relation to:
a) the amount of Pupil Premium allocation that it will receive during the Financial Year: The school is due to receive £184, 025 for the financial year 2023/24 (£178 390 in pupil premium funding and £5060 in PLAC funding).
b) on what it intends to spend the Pupil Premium allocation: The school will use this money to support systems and processes which ensure continued progress and attainment for vulnerable pupils. The school will also continue with initiatives which support the engagement and involvement of disadvantaged pupils.
c) on what it spent its Pupil Premium in the previous Financial Year: Pupil premium funds (£178 970 in 2022/23) were spent on teaching and educational support for LAC and FSM and Ever 6 students, as well as programmes relating to behaviour, pastoral support, additional classes to improve pupil progress, intervention groups, trips and activities. (See reports below).
d) the impact in educational attainment, arising from expenditure of the previous Financial Year’s Pupil Premium: The school has in place rigorous monitoring and support systems. The outcomes for these pupils is illustrated in the report below.