Pupil Premium & Pupil Premium Plus
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
From 2012 this has also included pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
What do schools need to publish 2023-2024?
Schools whose PP grant allocation for the financial year 2023-24 is based on 6 or more eligible pupils are required to publish an updated pupil premium strategy statement annually. Those whose allocation is based on 5 pupils or fewer are not required to publish a pupil premium strategy statement.
At each of our federation schools the number of PP children is 5 or fewer, therefore previous PP strategies can be found on this website but there is no updated 2023-2024 strategy to protect the anonymity for those who qualify for PP spending.
If you wish to discuss whether your child is eligible and how school can benefit from financial support or if you wish to discuss how school has used previous allocations please refer to our PP Strategy 2020-2023 or contact Mrs. Lynsey Wagstaff (Headteacher) or Mrs. Lisa Kitchen (Deputy Head and SENCO).
How Denby C.E. (VA) First School uses the Pupil Premium