Pupil premium

The 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 allocated according to the number of children of service families, and 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. From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website.

You can view our Pupil Premium Strategy below and download a copy by clicking here.

Ravenhurst Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019



Department for Education response to main queries on adopted children and Pupil Premium

The Department for Education has published an answer sheet listing their responses to the main queries they have received on adopted children and Pupil Premium since their announcement and FAQ’s on Pupil Premium in December 2013.

Do schools have to spend the additional funding they are getting on the individual child adopted from care?

It is important to stress that Pupil Premium funding is not ring-fenced for the individual child that attracts it.  Whilst schools are held to account for the achievement of pupils who attract the Pupil Premium, schools have the flexibility to spend the additional funding as they see fit.  A school may, for example, decide to train their staff in recognising and responding to attachment-related issues; or that a particular adopted child needs tailored support.  Alternatively, a school may decide that a whole class intervention is appropriate resulting in other pupils that do not attract the Pupil Premium benefiting from this.

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