This report provides details on our Pupil Premium (PP) strategy. It provides details on what the Pupil Premium is and how to claim it. It summarises the main barriers to learning that our Pupil Premium cohort currently face. The amount of PP money we receive as a school is listed along with how we will spend it this year to support strategies to address these barriers. Details on previous spending and its impact are also included here.
The DFE now refer to Pupil Premium children as disadvantaged. At Adel Primary we will continue to refer to this group of children as Pupil Premium.
What is Pupil Premium Money?
The PP is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of the identified group of pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools receive funding for each of these pupils and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils.
Who is eligible?
Children who are currently or have been receiving free school meals at any period in the past 6 years, children of parents who are in the armed forces and children who have been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have been continuously looked after for the past 6 months. For this academic year the PP has a value of £1320 per eligible pupil. There is a smaller provision of £300 made to pupils who have a parent in the armed services and £1900 for those children who have been adopted or are being looked after.
Should parents apply for Pupil Premium? What do parents need to do?
We already receive PP for some pupils who are eligible, but not in all cases. If your child is eligible for Free School Meals but you are not currently claiming, we will not receive the PP for them. Similarly, we do not get any information abut children who have been adopted from care; in order for us to claim that information, we need adoptive parents to tell us this is the case.
Your child may be entitled to free school meals and could qualify for the PP if you receive one of the following:
· Income support
· Income -Based Job Seeker's Allowance
· Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
· The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
· Support under part V1 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Child Tax Credit, if you have an annual taxable income which does not exceed £16,190.
The forms and information on how to apply are available at:
We would wish to encourage all families who feel they may be eligible for Free School Meals, to claim them, as not only does it support you in the health and care of your child, but it also supports their learning in school. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Arnott (Pupil Premium leader) All matters regarding Free School Meals and the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.