Pupil Premium Funding

Rception to Year 11

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils from Reception Class age to Year 11 (5-16 years old) who have been:

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years

Wilson Stuart School’s 2018/19 pupil premium funding will be:

  • £1,320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil
  • £935 for each eligible secondary-aged pupil

Funding to support looked-after children will be £1,500 for each eligible pupil.

Eligibility for funding will be extended to all children who:

  • have been looked after for 1 day or more
  • were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 left care under:
  • a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005
  • a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991

Allocations are made based on the school which the eligible pupil attends at the time of the previous January school census.

Each school must publish the following information on its website:

  • your pupil premium allocation for the current academic year
  • details of how you intend to spend your allocation
  • details of how you spent your previous academic year’s allocation
  • how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

In 2018/2019 Wilson Stuart School has received £102,712 to spend on Pupil Premium students .Please click the link below for a full breakdown of how the 2018/2019 funds have been spent and the impact of the expenditure at Wilson Stuart School.

The 2019/2020 Pupil Premium grant is £103,070. Please click the link below for the planned expenditure for this funding at Wilson Stuart School.

Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.

Pupils in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

Their family gets 1 of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s 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 (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
  • they have left care in England or Wales through:
    • an adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangement order

Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP.

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium Funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with  additional funds for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.

It is provided to all state-funded schools with a year 7 cohort, including special schools, alternative provision (AP) settings and pupil referral units (PRUs).

Payments will be made to local authorities for maintained schools. Education Funding Agency will pay academies and free schools directly.

If you receive year 7 catch-up premium funding, you are required to publish certain information on your school’s website.

You must publish how your school:

  • plans to spend the current academic year’s allocation
  • spent the previous academic year’s allocation, including
  • what effect the premium had on pupils’ educational attainment
  • how the school assessed the effect on attainment

Ofsted inspectors will also consider how schools are using the premium.

In 2018/2019 Wilson Stuart School received £8,794 to spend on Literacy and Numeracy catch-up students.

Please click the link below for a full breakdown of how the 2018/2019 funds have been allocated and the planned expenditure.

COVID-19 Catch up funding