Pupil Premium Funding
At Clarksfield, we encourage all our children to achieve their fullest potential regardless of their circumstances.
‘The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.’ (DfE website, 2014)
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and it is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families (where applicable), for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) from the point they go into care (where applicable) and for any pupils adopted from care or looked after under a Special Guardianship Order. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point within the past 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM). Pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding are called ‘disadvantaged’ pupils.
In 2016/17, the amount per pupil eligible for pupil premium funding due to eligibility for free school meals or Ever 6 FSM, was £1320. For a looked after child or pupil adopted from care/looked after under a Special Guardianship Order, this amount was £1900.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and this information must be published on the school website.
To view a copy of the school's Pupil Premium Policy, please use the following link:-
To see the impact of how we spent Pupil Premium funding in 2016/17 and our plans for spending it in 2017/18, please click on the link below :-