Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding from the government, given to schools to help close the attainment gap between children from low income families and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools received the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools also received £1,900 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2016 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)

  • who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care)

Service Children - Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

  • £300

All schools are able to spend the Pupil Premium funding how they wish, providing that it is being used to help reduce the attainment gap between all pupils and those who are deemed to be disadvantaged. Nationally, some examples of how the funding has been used include:

  • Employing teaching assistants
  • Focused support for small groups or one to one tuition
  • Subsidising uniform or educational trips
  • Supporting enriched curriculum opportunities

Poltair School received £238,860 of Pupil Premium funding for the academic year 2016-17. We received this money in addition to our main school funding.

The link below is the school's report on how the Pupil Premium funding was allocated in the academic year 2016-17 and in previous years.

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