What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was set up in April 2011 and is an additional funding system for schools. It is designed to support disadvantaged students and narrow the achievement gap between them and their peers.
School accountability for the Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. The Pupil Premium helps us to support the students who need it most so we can raise their standards of achievement.
Which students benefit from the Pupil Premium?
There are four groups of pupils who benefit from this extra funding. These are pupils who are:
• eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM6).
• in care who have been looked after continuously for one day or more (CLA - Children Looked After).
• adopted / no longer in care because of special guardianship, child arrangement order or a residence order (Post LAC - Look After Children)
• children of service personnel, recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the MoD.
How much additional funding is this school entitled to?
In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools will receive £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
• 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 £1,900 rate.
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 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.
Ever 5 Service Child: £300 per pupil.
How will Withernsea High School use this funding?
We use the Pupil Premium to address underlying inequalities between disadvantaged students and their peers. This funding helps us to give extra educational support and raise the standard of achievement for eligible pupils.
We aim to make sure this extra funding reaches the students who need it most and makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
We use the Pupil Premium to fund three whole school activity types: Support, Intervention and Enrichment.
For full details, please refer to the downloadable documents below
|Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016 Analysis|
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|Pupil Premium 2016 - 2017|
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Further reading - Excellence for all: Using the Pupil Premium 2016 - 2017
The gaps between the progress of disadvantaged students and other students are narrowing in our school. This document outlines our approach to closing the progress gap through our day‐to‐day practice and by how we use the Pupil Premium
How is funding paid to this school?
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) pays Pupil Premium directly to our school.
Who decides on how the funding is used?
We have agreed a policy and protocols for Pupil Premium between our Headteacher and governing body. This is to guide us on how we use this extra funding and to make sure it delivers value for money.
Our Senior Leadership Team will regularly and carefully monitor, evaluate and review these strategies. We will then report back to the governing body on the progress and impact of the Pupil Premium.