The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. This funding is used in a variety of ways to ensure children who are eligible make as much academic progress as possible.
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, all publically funded schools receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
All publically funded schools schools receive £2,300 for any pupil:
- identified in the January 2018 or the as having left local authority care as a result of:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
- recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
The link below outlines the government outcomes and expectations of schools who receive Pupil Premium funding.
At St. Giles, we utilise our Pupil Premium funding in a variety of ways including, but not limited to; 1:1 interventions, group interventions, financial support for trips, and purchase of equipment. The support we provide is evaluated regularly and based on ‘barriers to learning’ eligible pupils may face.
For our recent Pupil Premium strategies and spending reviews please see the attached documents below.
If you believe you qualify, apply online for free school meals at: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/education-learning/apply-free-school-meals