The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
- schools maintained by the local authority, including:
- special schools, for children with special educational needs or disabilities
- pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- academies and free schools, including:
- special academies, for children with special educational needs or disabilities
- alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- voluntary-sector AP, with local authority agreement
- non-maintained special schools (NMSS), for children with special educational needs as approved by the Secretary of State for Education under section 342 of the Education Act 1992
As a non maintained school our success in receiving pupils premium for our pupils is varied. As such we offer a very individualised approach to pupil premium where we link it to each child’s individual needs/aspirations and purchase equipment/sessions that will support their individual development. This can range from laptops, specialist software, specialist seating, sensory toys, bikes. If we receive PP from the child’s local authority then we are able to purchase such items. In 2019/20 received just over £38K.