The government first introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011. This additional funding was allocated to the school to spend on children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children in Local Authority Care.
Subsequently the eligibility criteria expanded to include:
(i) all students who had been in receipt of Free School Meals at any time over the previous six years (FSM)
(ii) all Children Looked After (CLA) who are in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, the local authority
(iii) 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.
In addition, children of parents in the armed forces (Service Child) attract funding at a rate of £300 per student for any child who was eligible for the premium at any point over the last six years.
Academies and schools can select how best to deploy these extra resources.
At St Richard Reynolds we recognise that not all students who are eligible for free school meals are disadvantaged, and not all students who are disadvantaged or vulnerable are eligible or registered for free school meals. Therefore we allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any student or groups of students who are vulnerable, or identified as a priority by the school’s monitoring systems.
Please click the link below to see our most recent Pupil Premium Statement: