Pupil Premium 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 academies to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Academies 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 2021 – 2022 academic year. In all cases these funding arrangements are unchanged from 2020-21:
- 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 2021 – 2022 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.
For the academic year 2020-21 the government withdrew the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium. Academies instead received a proportion of the government’s £1 Billion COVID 19 catch-up fund as part of its response to the COVID19 pandemic. This fund equated to £80 per pupil on roll (Key stages 3 and 4) and was provided to academies in three stages across the academic year 2020-21.
Grant Allocation 2021-22
For the 2020-2021 academic year The King’s CE Academy will receive the following base allocation Pupil Premium and COVID 19 catch-up premium funding:
Pupil Premium & Pupil Premium Plus Allocation: £184,495
Year 7 Catch-up Premium: withdrawn
COVID 19 Catch-up Premium: £32,533 (allocated)
This gives us a total Income of: £217,028
Note: The academy has chosen to use the COVID 19 ‘catch up’ premium as a spend over a three year period. The academy is targeting the spend towards further improving quality first teaching in Maths, Science and English through questioning. Further details can be found below:
Pupil Premium Policy and Action Plan
Please see below for further information on our latest Pupil Premium Policy and Action Plan.