The Pupil premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived and is based mainly on those students entitled to free school meals either currently or at any point in the past 6 years and looked after children (in national statistics from 2014 this group is referred to as ‘Disadvantaged’ with their peers being ‘Non-Disadvantaged’).
From September 2018 the premium was allocated at £935 per pupil this has risen in 2020 to £955. Other premiums were also allocated to those children who had been in the care of the local authority (LAC) and students whose parents were in the armed services.
This funding is crucial in helping the school narrow the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and others within the school.
At King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy we are committed to ensuring every child has the same opportunities and as part of this commitment we are strategic in how we spend this additional money.
Please note the review of the PP Expenditure for the period of 2019 – 2021 will be completed at the end of the academic year.
Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
|Total number of pupils on roll||357||362||386|
|Percentage of pupils eligible for PPG||79%||75%||76%|
|Amount of PPG received per pupil||£935||£955||£955|
|Total amount of PPG received||£226,870||£255,255||£267,400|
Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Statement
The catch-up premium is an additional source of funding designed to support those students who have not met the expected standards in numeracy and reading comprehension at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). This can be found in the downloads section below.
This Year (2020-21) The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. The plan below outlines our initial plans for our allocated budget.