Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium
Did you know that your child may be entitled to additional Pupil Premium funding if you receive one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
- National Asylum Seekers Support
- Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
- Universal Credit
This money is paid directly to school and can then be used to help your child with their learning.
If you are unsure if you can claim, please follow the link below, if you are unsure about completing this or need access to a computer, please pop in to school and we can help. Ask for Mrs Humphris.
What is the Pupil Premium? The National Picture
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than others. Following the Coronavirus pandemic, the government has given schools both Catch-Up and Recovery Premium. These premia have now been pooled into one strategy document.
Where does the money come from?
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than six months.
The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for vulnerable children- not necessarily just children who qualify for FSM.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools…. is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (Source – DfE website)
The funding is therefore given to schools to spend as they think best, although there is a requirement to publish online how this money is spent.
For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit: www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
Pupil Premium at King's Sutton Primary Academy
At King's Sutton Primary Academy, we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential. We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children is disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin, family income or background.
We want to ensure that our children receive quality first teaching across the curriculum. Children are also familiar with working in groups of different sizes, at different times of the day, with different adults. Children of all abilities have the opportunity to work on a 1:1 basis or in a small group with an adult. Within this type of organisation, we do give children extra support when they need it. The Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to continue and extend what we already do - to monitor children's progress and to give additional support when required.