At Lucas Vale Primary School, we are committed to securing the best outcomes for all our pupils.
As a school we will challenge individual pupils to achieve the highest levels regardless of prior attainment or personal circumstances. Pupil Premium funding is a key resource for ensuring the realisation of these aspirations for some pupils. The funding is paid to schools for each pupil who is identified as being eligible for Free School Meals, or ‘Looked After’ by the Local Authority, or who have a parent serving in the armed forces. This identified funding will be strategically deployed thereby enabling and supporting targeted children within these groups to achieve in line or above with similar groups nationally.
The funding criteria makes explicit that personalised support is provided to close the gap in learning between underperforming and vulnerable groups
The PPG per-pupil rate for 2021 to 2022 is as follows:
|Disadvantaged PUPILS||Pupil Premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) as well as eligible children with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) pupils in these year groups||£1,345|
|Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM as well as eligible NRPF pupils in these year groups||£955|
|Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority||£2,345|
|Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)||£2,345|
|Service Children||Service Premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence||£310|
The DfE has given schools the freedom to use the Pupil Premium funding as they see fit, based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.
‘It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’
However, we are accountable for the use of this additional funding.
Lucas Vale Pupil Funding Grant
Our Pupil Premium Grant for each year is as follows:
Details of the impact of the funding for 2017 – 2018 can be downloaded below.