The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and rapidly close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to pupils who come from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children (LAC), children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible to FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
In the 2020 to 2021 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:
- £1,345 for pupils in year 5 and year 6
- £955 for pupils in year 7 and year 8
Schools will also receive £2,345 for each pupil who has left local-authority care (LAC) because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
At Woodfield Academy, we recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a disproportionate negative impact on the disadvantaged learners in schools nationally. Knowing this gives this current strategic plan even greater significance; the relevance and impact of approaches that we will adopt has never been more important.
The EEF is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children and young people from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. They fund rigorous evaluations of innovative projects aiming to raise pupils’ attainment. They do this to find out what’s most likely to work effectively and cost-effectively, and to put that into action across the country. At Woodfield Academy, we endeavour to use research findings from the EEF to help prioritise and allocate PP funding. Where the EEF does not support the action or intervention with research findings, then previous impact (from prior data) of the intervention or action will be used to inform the allocation of funds.
Pupil Premium 2018-19
Pupil Premium 2019-20
Pupil Premium 2020-21
Pupil premium strategy statement
Free School Meal Form