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. Please click the download button below for Ravenhurst’s Pupil Premium Strategy which includes information on our Pupil Premium allocation and our intentions on how this money will be used.

Our Pupil Premium strategy is currently undergoing an external review. The information on this page relates to the previous years allocation. Up to date information will be posted here as soon as the review is completed.

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT (382.3 KiB, 49 downloads)


Schools are also required to published details of how last year’s Pupil Premium was used.

Pupil Premium expenditure for 2015-2016
Activity What is involved Cost
ELSA Pay, budget and training £15,818
Pupil trips Including Pupils residentials £5,000
Pupils after school activities £500
Arts participation £3,000
LSA support within classrooms Intervention, Read, Write Inc\. Social, Communication, SALT, Maths, Writing, Nurture, One to one support £138,416
Nurture group £5,000
Digital Technology iPad purchases £1,000
Outdoor Enhancement Cover for outdoor classroom £1,000
Parental Involvement Mr. McKenzie £990
EAL support Children who are new to English or need support with their language £8,850
TOTAL £178,574

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.

For further details please see the link below: