Funding, Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium
Pupil Premium and Service Pupil Premium Allocation
In April 2011, the Department of Education (DfE) introduced the Pupil Premium and Service Premium. This gave schools £625 million of extra funding to close attainment gaps for disadvantaged pupils and to assist with the pastoral needs of children with parents in the armed forces.
The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from Reception to year 11. The money a school receives is based on the following:
- children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
- children who have been looked after, adopted from care or left care under a special guardianship order at any time
- children for whom one parent is serving in the regular armed forces, has done so in the past 3 years or died whilst serving in the armed forces at any time.
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
When making decisions about Pupil Premium spending, it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced.
|Category:||Amount per child 2021-22
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM
Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority (£1600 to schools, £700 is retained by the LA for the Virtual Headteacher)
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence. This is called the Service Pupil Premium (SPP)||£310|
Catch Up Premium
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The aggregate impact of lost time in education has been substantial.
We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible has been the goal.
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This included a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools had the support they needed to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
Alongside the universal catch-up premium, the Government launched a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who needed the most help.
Link to schools financial benchmarking