The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as “Ever 6 FSM”).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

• the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
• the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
• the reports for parents that schools have to publish online

How schools present the information in their online statement is a matter for our school. There is certain information that must be in the report: the school’s pupil premium allocation in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school, in respect of whom grant funding was allocated

Pupil premium is paid direct to school. It is allocated to us for every pupil who receives free school meals. We decide how to use the funding, as we are best placed to assess what additional provision our children need.
Local authorities are responsible for Looked After Children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll

Financial Year 2015-2016
DfE Final Pupil Premium Allocation £132,580

At present there are 54 children at Kings Norton Primary who are eligible for FSM. The total number of “Ever 6” funded children is 94 = 22.32% of children on roll.

What is level of the Pupil Premium per pupil? We receive £1,320 for each “disadvantaged” pupil. Disadvantaged pupils are pupils that have been recorded as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (Ever 6 FSM) or pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for more than six months by the local authorities. Eligible pupil numbers are calculated from the January School Census.

Pupil Premium spending at Kings Norton Primary School in 2015-2016 (financial year) as at March 2016