The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to pupils who fall into one of the following categories: pupils looked after, pupils who are currently eligible for free school meals, pupils who are within a service family and pupils who have received free school meals in the last six years ('Ever 6' children).
Since April 2014, Pupil Premium Plus has come into effect whereby children adopted from care, or those children who have left care under a special guardianship order since December 2005, also now receive funds.
From April 2015, the allocated money for Pupil Premium children is as follows: children looked after and those on Pupil Premium Plus receive £1,900 a year, military children £300 a year and all other Pupil Premium children receive £1,320 a year. Pupils with special educational needs, who are also Pupil Premium pupils, will therefore receive these funds to be used for the benefit of each pupil on an individual basis to meet their needs.
No one child is the same and thus this is reflected in the wide variety of ways the Pupil Premium is utilised. The provision provided encompasses both direct approaches to ‘narrowing the gap’ and other more creative interventions which subsequently influence academic achievement and, very importantly, enhance the child’s social and emotional well-being.
We believe that the Pupil Premium should be used both to make an impact on the wider school and also to meet the specific needs of individuals in addition to and in different ways from our other interventions.
If you would like any additional information about Pupil Premium at River Bank Primary School, please don’t hesitate to contact the school on 01582 531860.
Click on the link below for our report on the expenditure, impact and outcomes for our Pupil Premium pupils in 2015/16 and for the Pupil Premium plan for 2016-17.
For further information about Pupil Premium and free school meals, click here.