What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a grant given by the government to publicly funded schools in England to:
- decrease the attainment gap for the most disadvantaged children, whether by income or by family upheaval, so that they reach their potential; and
- support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
Each financial year, schools, who have recorded eligible students in their relevant January census, will receive funding for each student who attracts Pupil Premium. For 2018-19, the allocations from the government are as follows:
- £935 for pupils who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals since May 2012, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2018,
- £2,300 for pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order); and/or
- £300 for pupils who are eligible for the service child premium since being recorded in the January 2013 school census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2018 school census.
Priorities for our Pupil Premium students
The primary purpose for our Pupil Premium funding is to enrich the lives of all our Pupil Premium students, no matter their background or prior attainment. To that end, we aim to their raise achievement, ensure we are diminishing differences between our disadvantaged students and other student groups and, when needed, provide excellent pastoral and wellbeing support.
At Sexey’s, we have a smaller than national average number of students who attract Pupil Premium funding. This enables us to provide a bespoke and tailored approach to each and every one of them.
Students who attract Pupil Premium funding
|Year Group||Total Number of Students||No of Pupil Premium Students||% of Year Group|
Pupil Premium income received during 2018-19*
|Total Pupil Premium Budget (PPB) for 2018-19||£85,259|
|Income to 30th August 2019 (including Pupil Premium+ from SSC)||59,365|
|Accrual for October 2019 Pupil Premium (66% is for 2018-19)||13,017|
|Balance C/F from 2017-18||12,877|
*Please note, Pupil Premium is paid retrospectively and in tranches. This means the funding we receive throughout 2018-19 relates to the number of eligible students we recorded in our January census for the previous year, 2017-18.
The leadership team with direct responsibility for the education of our Pupil Premium students, review the strategies that are in place at the beginning of each academic year. This ensures we are being consistent in supporting our Pupil Premium students in the best way we can. We want our Pupil Premium students to achieve the best grades they can, and develop into well rounded adults that are capable of contributing in their community. We aim to achieve this through consistent and excellent teaching, high expectations and through encouraging personal, moral and spiritual development within a Christian framework.
So that we our complying with Ofsted’s recommended guidelines as to what should be published on a school website with regards to its Pupil Premium funding, there are links below to the following documents:
- Pupil Premium Budget 2018-19 – this details how much Pupil Premium funding we have received this year and where it has been allocated.
- Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-19– this details:
- the main barriers to educational achievement that our disadvantaged students face
- how we will spend our Pupil Premium funding to overcome these barriers and the reasons for the approach we have chosen
- how we will measure the effect of the Pupil Premium
- the date of our next Pupil Premium strategy review
- an evaluation of the effect that Pupil Premium had on our students for the previous academic year, 2017-18, including the impact made and the lessons learned
3. Pupil Premium Budget 2017-18: this details how we allocated our Pupil Premium funding in the previous academic year; and
4. Pupil Premium Performance Report – this details the projected, and actual, performance of Pupil Premium Year 11 leavers of 2017-18.
Pupil Premium 2019-20
Pupil Premium for 2019-20 is currently under review. As well as profiling the new Pupil Premium students who have just joined us, we are also establishing the amount of funding we will receive. Most importantly however, we are reviewing our Pupil Premium practice again; evaluating where impact has been made and making any changes necessary to ensure we are consistently striving to provide the best support and care that we can for our Pupil Premium students.
If you have any questions related to Pupil Premium at Sexey’s School, please contact our dedicated Pupil Premium Administrator, Deborah Day.
- More information on Free School Meals can be found here.