The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to enable them to meet the challenge of ensuring that looked after children and children eligible for free school meals do not underachieve.
Schools also get a different and much smaller allocation for services pupils to support emotional well-being if it is needed.
At St. Patrick's we use the funding provided, and supplement this from the school's delegated budget, to provide the best possible opportunities for all the children in our care. The funding is not tied to individual children but each school is responsible for deciding how best the funding can be used. The school staff are committed to "Narrowing the Gap" for vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium Grant forms a vital part of that process.
All pupils are assessed/tracked so that provision matches their needs. Pupil Premium is used to provide/enhance this provision to ensure that the most disadvantaged can reach their potential. The statements that can be accessed below provide information about the evidenced impact of the funding received in that year and the planned spending for the allocated funding for the following year. The statements will be uploaded to the website before the end of the Autumn term following the impact analysis and decisions regarding the future funding spending plans have been agreed.
Educational Recovery Premium
The Recovery Premium Grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). It is a time-limited grant (must be used within the academic year it is received) providing additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils due to the additional impact of the pandemic on these students. However, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need.
Recovery premium allocations for all eligible schools will be based on pupil premium eligibility:
- pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
- pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- children looked after by local authorities - referred to as looked-after children (LAC) and children previously looked after by local authorities - referred to as previously looked-after children (PLAC)
Schools should spend this premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils. In line with the Education Endowment Foundation’s pupil premium guide, activities should include those that:
- support the quality of teaching
- provide targeted academic support
- deal with non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support
Like the pupil premium, schools can:
- spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils than those who are eligible for the funding
- direct recovery premium spending where they think the need is greatest
The School=Led Tutoring grant is part of the government's package of funding to support pupils in catching up on lost learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2022/23 the grant given to schools will cover 60% of the average cost of tutoring and the other 40% must come from schools delegated budget (not the recovery premium). The school-led tutoring funding is a ring-fenced grant to fund locally-sourced tutoring provision. You can use it to help you part fund tutoring using:
- Existing staff such as teachers and ETAs or
- External staff such as supply agency or tutoring staff
Each school must make sure that the decisions around provision is having a positive impact on pupil progress, supporting those most vulnerable to catch up on any lost learning.
Over the last academic year we provided around 700 hours of school-led tutoring supporting 74 pupils from Year 1 to Year 6.
In 2022-2023, we will once again begin using the school-led tutoring sessions in Spring term following the end of Autumn assessments, using it to fill gaps in learning and support great progress.
Please click on the links below to find out more information about how the funding was used and the evidenced impact:
In 2015/2016 the school received £35,640
In 2016/2017 the school received £26,400
In 2017/2018 the school received £23,760
In 2018/2019 the school received £30,960
Statements for the last three academic years:
Impact statement for 2019 / 2020, the school received £28,620 and plans for 2020 / 2021
Impact statement for 2020 / 2021, the school received £28,245, with additional £3,770 Recovery Premium and plans for 2021 / 2022
Impact statement for 2021/2022, the school received £29,140 with additional £3,770 Recovery Premium and plans for 2022 / 2023
Funding Information for the current academic year:
The funding allocated in 2022-2023 for Pupil Premium is £27,700, with additional £3,190 Recovery Premium and £3,442.50 Tutoring Grant