Pupil Premium Strategy
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a Government fund given to schools for eligible pupils, to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to learn and succeed. The Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two seperate policies:
- to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
Who is entitled to Pupil Premium?
If you receive any of the following benefits, the school may be able to claim Pupil Premium funding for your child:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part vi of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit with an annual income less than £16,190
- Universal Credit
Families claiming Working Tax Credits may not be entitled.
What should I do if my child is eligible for Pupil Premium?
Please contact the school office as soon as possible if you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium. We can then apply to Derbyshire County Council for the extra funding. If you have already provided us with information in the past, we may contact you to check if they are still eligible.
Any information you provide will be kept strictly confidential, and only certain school staff will know if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium.
How much Pupil Premium funding does the school receive:
The Pupil Premium Grant amounts for 2023-24 are as follows:
- £1,455 for every child in Reception, Year One and Year Two recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM).
- £2,530 for every child categorised as a Looked-after child (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
- £2,530 for every child who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).
- £335 for every child in Reception, Year One and Year Two with a parent currently in the armed forces, with parents who have died in service or were previously eligible.
Our Pupil Premium funding for the year 2023-24 is based on pupil eligibility data, as recorded in the October 2022 school census. Based on this information, the school expects to receive £85,845 Pupil Premium funding in 2023-24. The government has also promised a further £9,820 Recovery Premium funding payment, as a result of missed education due to Covid19.
What is Pupil Premium used for?
This extra funding allows us to provide additional staff and resources, bringing learning benefits to eligible pupils as well as all children throughout the school. It is also used to subsidise after-school clubs, breakfast clubs and school trips, bringing lower costs to parents, and in some cases, free places.
How has Pupil Premium been spent?
The total amount of funding the school receives is proportionally linked to the number of children who are, or who have been, eligible for free schools meals (this is different to the Universal Free School Meals currently offered to all Infant age children); those children in the care of the local authority or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. Schools are required to inform parents/carers how the pupil premium is used to improve the attainment of identified pupils.
At Aldercar Infant and Nursery School we believe that every child should be given the best opportunity they can, to achieve the best they can. With this in mind we have carefully allocated our Pupil Premium Funding to remove barriers to learning and to accelerate attainment.
For further information on how we have allocated the Pupil Premium so far, and future plans for this funding, please click on the document below.