Pupil Premium & Recovery Premium
What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
Is your child eligible for Pupil Premium funding?
There are currently four types of Pupil Premium allocation:
· Pupil Premium (Ever6);
· Pupil Premium LAC
· Pupil Premium Post LAC
· Service Child Premium (Ever6 Service Children).
In order to receive this additional funding, as a school we are required to provide information to the Department for Education confirming which children meet the government criteria.
Pupil Premium: £1,345 per eligible pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) as well as eligible children with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) pupils in these year groups.
If your child is eligible for free school meals or has been in the last six years this will generate pupil premium funding. To be eligible for free school meals you must be in receipt of the appropriate benefits and have submitted an application for free school meals to the Local Authority Benefits Team.
If you qualify for the appropriate benefits, but have chosen not to apply for free school meals, please consider applying. You do not have to take up the free school meal to attract the funding. Free school meals cannot be backdated, so you should only apply if you currently qualify.
Pupil Premium LAC: £2,345 per pupil
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
The LAC premium must be managed by the designated virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child, and used without delay for the benefit of the looked-after child’s educational needs as described in their personal education plan.
Pupil Premium Post LAC: £2,345 per pupil
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).
Service Child Premium: £310 per eligible pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
Recovery Premium: £145 per eligible pupil (New for 2021/22)
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
The recovery premium will be allocated using the same data as the pupil premium. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:
· pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
· pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
· children looked after by local authorities and referred to as looked-after children (LAC)
· post looked-after children (post-LAC)
From the 2021/22 academic year the pupil premium strategy statement must be completed by all schools. This document includes planned usage of the recovery premium. This statement will be uploaded to this page prior to 31st December 2021.
The Leadership Team and Governing Body regularly reviews the impact of how we allocate our Pupil Premium funding to make sure it represents both value for money and has played a direct role in helping pupils to reach their full potential, both academically and sociall
Thorntree Academy allocation and proposed usage of the premium is on the attached document.