Pupil Premium is an additional government grant which is added to the main funding that schools receive in their annual budgets. Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils who are currently registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals at any time in the last six years (known as 'Ever 6, FSM'). The funding for these children is £1,320 per year. Children who have parents in the Forces are allocated £300 per year. Any 'Children Looked After' are allocated £1,900. (or £2100 for Pupil Premium Plus)
The aim of the Pupil Premium funding is to support eligible children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement and address any attainment gaps. As well as focusing upon academic endeavours, it may also be appropriate to provide support to nurture their well-being and to provide these children with access to a variety of enriching experiences.
If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals please go to Rochdale Council website to download a form- follow the link below.
The payment year for Pupil Premium follows the financial year therefore we will be changing the way we review and plan to follow the financial year and not the academic year. This will enable us to accurately review the Pupil Premium spend in line with the budget. A review of the spending will be completed in February. A proposed spend for 2020-2021 will be available in April.
Currently the year runs from April to May and all payments relate to children who were on role following the January census. New children who start school and are FSM and Service children will not be allocated funds until April.