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:
local-authority-maintained schools, 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)
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 alternative provision (AP), with local authority agreement
non-maintained special schools (NMSS - schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)
Financial year 2016 to 2017
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive 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 year to year 6
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
a special guardianship order
a child arrangements order
a residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.
The link below outlines the Key Aims for using the Pupil Premium at Three Peaks.
The document below outlines the spending plan for the Pupil Premium Allocation for this academic year
The link below outlines the way in which the Pupil Premium Allocation for 2015/16 was spent and the impact this had.