Pupil Premium

 

School information shows that the gap in achievement for pupils currently receiving additional support from pupil premium funding is closing in all year groups. By Year 6, they are reaching standards in reading, writing and mathematics that are similar to those of the other pupils. – Ofsted 2014

The pupil premium is an allocation of money which is paid to schools in addition to the main school funding. It was introduced in April 2011 and paid to local authorities by a grant based on the January census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) in reception to year 11. The pupil premium is allocated to children who are currently known to be eligible for FSM and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. Currently, for each FSM pupil a school receives £1,320 per year. For each Looked after child, a school receives £1,900 per year.

Please register your child if you are eligible using the easy online facility which has been launched by Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S). You can now check your eligibility for FSM. This self-service option is available at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/caterers

For this online service, all you need to do is enter your name, national insurance number or asylum number, address and your child’s details. Then press submit and find out if you are eligible. If the result comes back found, this means your child is eligible for FSM and the system automatically tells the school. You no longer have to find the paperwork and go into school to get it checked. As from April 2012 the Government has widened the coverage of the premium to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure.) Schools decide how the pupil premium is spent, since it is recognised that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. You can find our Pupil Premium Policy here.

The service children premium rose to £300 in April 2013 and has been extended to include children whose parent has left the service up to three years ago; this is known as the Ever 3. Please inform the school if one parent is in the services or has been in the last three years.

Schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the pupil premium and the impact it has had. The pupil premium is allocated over the financial year however, schools are required to report on the allocation, spend and impact of the premium in line with the academic year.

St Patrick’s disadvantaged children strategy 2017-18