The Pupil Premium
DfE Guidance on Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools can make decisions about how to spend the Pupil Premium funding to ensure that there is a narrowing of the attainment gap.
The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:
- Who are eligible for free school meals
- Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)
- Who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1900 per child)
- Whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£300 per child)
- Who are adopted from care under the 2002 Adoption Act or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools will also receive the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991 (£1900)
Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies, and performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.
At Newhouse Academy we acknowledge the need to close the gap in performance between our disadvantaged pupils and the performance nationally of pupils with no recognised disadvantage. We believe that the gap in attainment is a product of a gap in one or more of the following areas:
- Learning & Skills