Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?
The 'Pupil Premium' is a direct government initiative, providing sponsored funding for schools. Pupil premium is designed to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress whilst in school, regardless of their socio-economic background. A sum of money is given to the school for each pupil on role who is currently, or who has ever been, in receipt of means tested 'Free School Meals' (as opposed to the Universal Infant Free School Meals). There is also a small amount of funding given for any pupil with a parent currently serving in the British Armed Forces and for any child 'looked after', either in foster care or in Local Authority care.
Funding 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 who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:
• adoption
• a special guardianship order
• a child arrangement 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 doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.
 
Summerhill Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps in achievement. We have a clear strategic approach to the use of Pupil Premium funding, ensuring the necessary support is effective and appropriate. In depth, regular data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress and development.