Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School

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Pupil Premium Funding

Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School - Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount is allocated according to the number of children of service families, and there is an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more.

In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years. 

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. 

 Schools will receive:

  • £1,345 per pupil of primary-school age
  • £310 for each Service Child.  
  • £2,345 per pupil who:
    • has been looked after for 1 day or more
    • has been adopted from care
    • has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order
The Department for Education has clear expectations how the Pupil Premium Grant may be spent:
  • for the purposes of the school, ie, for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school;
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies;
  • on community facilities, eg, services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.

The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

At Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School all members of staff and Governors accept responsibility for 'socially disadvantaged' pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Birkenshaw Primary is committed to 'Narrowing the Gap' between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium plays a vital part of that process. The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged. 

Our Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed annually. This information is available to read on the links below. 

PDF icon Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021

PDF icon Pupil Premium Action Plan 2020-2021