Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying differences between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. The funding allocation is lagged by one year.
The Education Funding Agency has set the following Pupil Premium rates for the 2020 – 2021 academic year:
- Pupils in Years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £955
- Pupils recorded as ‘Service Child’ £310
The Education Funding Agency has set the following Pupil Premium Plus rates for the 2020 – 2021 academic year:
- Looked-after children £2345
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority £2345
The Pupil Premium Plus funding for Looked-after children is held by the Local Authorities Virtual School Head teacher.
In addition to the Pupil Premium funding the school also receives a year 7 'Catch-up' premium. This literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides the school with a fund for pupils in year 7 who have a low prior attainment in literacy and/ or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The school receives this fund as a backdated payment approximately seven months after the pupils start their education at The King's and, by DFE funding arrangements, is based on the allocation during the previous academic year.
For the academic year 2020-21 the government has withdrawn the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium. Schools will instead receive a proportion of the government’s £1 Billion COVID 19 catch-up fund as part of its response to the COVID19 pandemic. This fund equates to £80 per pupil on roll (Key stages 3 and 4) and will be provided to schools in three stages across the academic year 2020-21.
Grant Allocation 2020-21
For the 2020-2021 academic year The King’s CE (VA) school will receive the following base allocation Pupil Premium and COVID 19 catch-up premium funding:
- (Pupil Premium Allocation: £166,150)
- (Pupil Premium Plus: £13,800)
- (Year 7 Catch-up Premium: - £20,000)
- COVID 19 Catch-up Premium: £48,800)
There was no carryover from financial year 2019/20
This gives us a total Income of: £214,950