What is Pupil Premium and how is it paid?
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative designed to address the achievement gap between those pupils that are deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. It is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is provided for those pupils that have been on free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, or those children that have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months. Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
£935 for pupils in years 7 to 11
Schools also received £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
– a special guardianship order
– a child arrangements order
Millgate Pupil Premium 2017/18
To find out the breakdown of Pupil Premium pupils at Millgate and the impact of funding, please click on this link.