The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying differences between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. The funding will ensure that factors that contribute to disadvantage will be reduced, and this will support the pupils who need it most.
In most cases, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
• The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in school settings and children who have been in care (CiC – Children in Care) continuously for more than six months.
• The Pupil Premium is paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on the annual October school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For Children in Care, the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children in Care data returns.
• The Pupil Premium is also paid to academies via the EFA – Education Funding Agency.
• Local authorities are responsible for Children in Care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible CiC child is on roll.
• The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point during the last 6 years.
A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
What does this mean for GANF?
In our fellowship, the amount of money received through the Pupil Premium will alter each academic year, due to the number of entitled pupils on roll. At the last DfE Census, 93 Ambergate pupils and 27 Sandon pupils were in receipt of Pupil Premium or Service Premium.
What are we required to publish?
For the current academic year, it is recommended that we publish:
• How much Pupil Premium funding we have received for this academic year
• Details of the main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in our school face.
For the previous academic year, it is recommended that we publish:
• How we spent our Pupil Premium Funding
• The effect that the Pupil Premium had on pupils
• 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 the next Pupil Premium strategy review
To view Pupil Premium Monitoring for end of year 2022 please click here
To view Ambergate Sports College Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2023 click here
To view Sandon School Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2023 click here
To view full details of how to apply for Free School Meals please click here
For further information on Pupil Premium please contact Matthew Flatt, Stela Plamenova or Katie Bennington.