Pupil Premium Overview
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 referrals units.
In the 2017-18 financial year schools will receive the following funding based on the number of pupils recorded in the January 2017 census:
|Element||Phase||Annual Amount (£)|
|Ever 6 Deprivation Premium||Primary||£1,320|
|Ever 5 Service Family Premium||All Phases||£300|
|Post Looked After Children Premium||All Phases||£1,900|
The DfE will allocate to schools and LA's a provisional amount of £1,900 per child looked after for at least one day as recorded in the March 2017 children looked-after data return. The LAC premium is managed by the designated Virtual School Head (VSH) and used for the benefit of the looked-after child's educational needs as described in their Personal Education Plan.
|Looked After Children Premium||All Phases||Summer Term - £600|
|Autumn Term - £500|
|Spring Term - £400|
The Government believe that these extra funds help to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for these payments and their peers by ensuring the funding reaches the students who need it the most. The fluctuating nature of the cohort at Voyage Learning Campus means that the amount received varies considerably.
Pupil Premium Allocation 2017-18
The Voyage Learning Campus will receive £39,160.00 in Pupil Premium funding for the academic year 2017-18.
The key objective for the use of this funding is to raise achievement and close the gap between students who are eligible for funding and those who are not. We will achieve this through raising the profile of these students, to understand the obstacles they face, to ensure the best quality provision for them and to do so in a way that benefits the whole school community.
- To further narrow the gap in performance at GCSE level
- To raise aspirations of eligible students
- To improve the well-being of eligible students
- For all eligible students to access extra-curricular opportunities
- To provide opportunities for students to "catch up" on learning opportunities previously missed through financial disadvantage, poor attendance or exclusion