Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding supports the way St Wilfrid's can provide for key groups of children to achieve their full potential. The funding is used to provide a range of experiences for children to meet their needs. Some children require extra support, and we use the Pupil Premium to ensure that we can provide support for this.
School have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium money as they see fit, however schools are held accountable for the progress and achievement of those pupils in receipt of the funding.
Children eligible for the Pupil Premium
Pupils on roll entitled to Free School Meals.
Children eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the last 6 years. (Ever 6)
Pupils in the care of the local authority.
Pupils with a parent in the Armed Services.
Pupils who were previously looked after and then adopted, or under special guardianship, or residency order on or after 30th December 2005.
What is the current allocation of Pupil Premium?
The current allocation of funding is £86,320 (£8,410 additional Recovery Premium Funding).
(Total pupils on roll: 335, Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant: 73)
Received: 2015 - 2016 St Wilfrid's received: £96,242.10; 2016-2017 St Wilfrid's received: £95,040.00; 2017-2018: St Wilfrid's received: £71,280.00; 2018-2019: St Wilfrid's received £63,360.00; 2019 -2020: St Wilfrid's received £52, 800; 2020-2021: St Wilfrid's received £76,870;
The date of our external Pupil Premium Review was November 2019.
Recovery Premium funding
Additional funding has been given to schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year to support schools with education recovery following COVID-19.It is based on pupil premium eligibility to provide further support to disadvantaged pupils. During the academic year 2020-2021, children returned from another period of lockdown which meant that some children lost some of the learning time they would normally have had, despite the live learning sessions and the work of teachers and parents during this time. The government issued all schools with a COVID recovery and catch up fund - the details of the school's spend is in the attached document, alongside the Pupil Premium strategy.
What is the School Led Tutoring Grant?
Under School-Led Tutoring, all eligible state-funded schools are given a ring-fenced grant to fund locally sourced tutoring provision for disadvantaged pupils. This could include using existing staff such as teachers and teaching assistants or external tutoring resources such as private tutors or returning teachers. The grant gives schools the flexibility to use tutors with whom they are familiar. Funding is allocated for around 60% of pupils in Year 1 to 11, eligible for pupil premium, per school. 75% of the cost is subsidised in academic year 2021/22. Schools will need to fund the remaining 25% through other budgets, for example recovery premium or pupil premium. The subsidy rate for 2022/23 will be 60% and for 2023/24 will be 25%.
Please click on the link below to access the DfE school performance tables website
Download a Free School Meal Claim Form
Further information about Pupil Premium can be found on the Department for Education website.