Pupil Premium

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The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools in order to target and support: children from low income families, children in Looked after Care and those children of Forces personnel.

The Government initiative began in April 2011 to support pupils in schools who were eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) from Reception through to Year 11, as research suggested this group of children underperformed when compared to their Non FSM peers.

Pupil Premium funding is available to all children who have been in receipt of FSM within the last 6 years (both mainstream and non-mainstream settings) and those children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium money however they deem it appropriate, however spending is intended to raise the attainment of vulnerable pupils and ‘narrow the gap’ between them and those pupils not in receipt of the funding. Annual performance tables indicate the achievement of pupils funded by pupil premium compared with their peers.

Schools have been instructed by the Government to publish online how they have utilised the PP funding so as to inform parents of the attainment made by pupils the initiative addresses.

The current funding bands:

FSM Pupils £1320 per pupil
Looked After Children £1900 per pupil
Service Pupils £300 per pupil

The amount of Pupil Premium funding received by Redby Academy for 2016/2017 is £91,080.

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