In 2011, the Government sought to address the inequality in attainment of disadvantaged pupils (compared to their non-disadvantaged counterparts) by allocating funds to schools.
‘Disadvantaged pupils’ refers to those pupils who attract government pupil premium funding i.e. those pupils claiming free school meals at any point in the last six years and those in care or who left care through adoption or another formal route e.g. Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangement Order.
Pupil Premium pupils receive a grant of £955 per pupil.
Pupils in care or who have left care (CLA) receive a grant of £2,345 per pupil.
Children of of service personnel receive a grant of £310 (although they are not technically classified as ‘disadvantaged’.
Click here for the FSM Letter
Click here for the FSM Application
Click here for the Pupil Premium Report
On 19th June 2020, the Government announced a Catch-Up Fund of £1 billion divided into two parts:
- A one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium f the 2020-21 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
- A £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those pupils who need the most help.
Full details on eligibility, funding allocation, payments and use of the funds can be found in the DfE guidance Covid-19 Catch-up Premium
Click here for the Catch-Up Strategy