Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. In 2012–13 schools were allocated a total of £1.25 billion funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces
From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’).

The Funding Levels
Secondary schools will continue to receive £935 for secondary FSM ‘Ever 6’ pupils for 2017-18.

Children who are looked after attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families – the ‘pupil premium plus’, which is currently £1,900 per pupil and will remain at this rate for 2017-18. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school, where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.

Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2017-18 is £300 per pupil.

How does the Ashwell use Pupil Premium?
Currently, we are allocated a pupil premium grant of £21,505, based on 23 students. We use this funding to support our young people in the following ways:
o Outreach to support attendance
o 1-1 work
o Small group work
o SEMH Nurture group
o Offsite provision
o School trips
o Keyworker support
o Accelerated reader programme
o Lexia
o Boxing

A large proportion of students identified to take part in the Accelerated Reader programme have made rapid progress.

Attendance and engagement for many young people has increased.

The offsite provision available has increased attendance for young people.

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