Early Years and Pupil Premium Funding
The Government guidelines set out a number of groups eligible for pupil premium funding. These are as follows:
- Pupil recorded as ‘Ever 6’ FSM – pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years
- Children Looked After – pupils in the care of the Local Authority for at least 6 months or who have been adopted from care (Post LAC)
- Service Children
In addition to the existing Pupil Premium funding, from April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.
The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formerly in local authority care but who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order. This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education. This additional money could make a significant difference to us.
The percentage of pupils on roll eligible for Pupil Premium for the academic year 2017 / 18 is 73.58% (this does not include EYPP)
However, at Caldicotes Primary Academy, governors recognise that the 1/4 of pupils who are not eligible for Pupil Premium funding, may also be recognised as disadvantaged and may also be vulnerable - their families may well be categorised as 'just about managing.' Governors have agreed to allocate funds from Pupil Premium, and from core funding, to support any pupil (or group of pupils) to achieve their potential using the following criteria.
These include children who:
- are known to be vulnerable e.g. Protection Plan, Children in Need, Team around the Family
- are listed as having significant medical needs
- have been referred to outside agencies for mental health issues
- have families on low incomes where difficulties are known
- have support from the Pastoral Team e.g. attendance, behaviour, family problems
- have significant social issues inside and outside of school (e.g. police, council involvement)
- are anticipated to have problems with transition
How the academy effectively uses the Pupil Premium Funding is reported to Governors.
Value Per Pupil
Pupil Premium Funding
£191 400 (77%)
£190 080 (75%)
£187 440 (73.58%)