The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Funding for Financial Year 2016-17
- £935 for Fort Pitt students in year 7 – year 11 who are currently or have been registered for Free School Meals within the past six years
- £1,900 for Fort Pitt students (according to the Spring school census) who have left Local Authority care because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
NB: If both bullet points above apply, the £1,900 sum will be provided to the school.
- £300 for Fort Pitt students in year 7 to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child (child of a parent in the services) or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
In 2016-17, the school is expecting to receive approximately £75,000. Precise funding varies according to each census, a number of which are carried out each academic year.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.
The PDF documents available to download from this page outline:
- How we have spent Pupil Premium funds over the past academic year
- An evaluation of the impact of these funds
- How we intend to spend our allocation for the coming academic year
For more information from the Department for Education about Pupil Premium, please click here.
The documents attached show how this money has been allocated in the past and what our initial intentions for spending were at the start of this year along with actual allocations during the year.