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Pupil Premium Funding

This funding is a specifically allocated sum of money from the Government via Local Authorities. It is aimed at reducing inequalities between student groups. It can be given for Children in Care, children who have been adopted from Local Authority care and children who are entitled to Free School Meals as well as Service Children.

Projects and interventions can be funded from this grant to help a range of students, including those who are entitled to this funding and some who are not. These projects can be supported with a mixture of pupil premium grant and money from the main school budget.

Schools have to publish information on how much pupil premium grant funding they receive and how they spend it.

Child in Care students can expect £1900 per annum but this is devolved by the Local Authority and in usual circumstances is administered by the Virtual School belonging to the Local Authority the student is looked after to.

The amount of Pupil Premium that Meadows School students are entitled to for 2020-21 is to be:

£38,295 for Ever 6 FSM delivered in 4 amounts throughout the academic year. Areas of need for this expenditure include:

  • Development of English and Maths
  • Access to technology
  • Health and well-being interventions
  • Preparation for adult life
  • Therapeutic provision
  • Bikes and cycling skills for post-16 students (including cycle repair)

Child in Care funding is managed differently and is discussed between the school and funding Local Authority at the student PEP meetings.

 Provision mapping is being developed for potentially eligible students and expenditure is likely to be focused on additional equipment, 1:1 support and additional targeted educational support.

'The needs of pupils entitled to support through pupil premium funding are exceptionally well met and most pupils make greater than expected progress' (Ofsted Education 2016)