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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Reception 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 age to Year 11 (5-16 years old).

In the 2015 to 2016 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.

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, Wyre Forest School 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 £1,900 for each eligible pupil. However, school does not always receive the full amount from Local Authorities.

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 2015/16 Wyre Forest has received £125, 890 to spend on Pupil Premium students which was based on money allocated for each of 100 students (20 are looked after).

Please click the link below for a full breakdown of how the 2015/16 funds have been spent and the impact of the expenditure at Wyre Forest School.

The 2016/17 Pupil Premium grant is estimated to be £125,890, based on funding allocated for 100 students (20 are looked after). 

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 are 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.

As we are a Nursery Assessment Unit we receive funding throughout the year. During 2014/15 we received £500.

We use the grant to support pupils develop through purchasing appropriate resources.