What is the pupil premium?
All schools receive additional funding, The Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main Special School funding from the LA and is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to raise attainment and improve progress.
Schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
Schools will receive £1,900 for any pupil identified as having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
- recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care)
How we spend this additional funding is monitored closely, with all schools being accountable for the impact of the money on attainment and progress. We are keen to maintain the confidentiality of individual family’s financial circumstances and therefore target Pupil Premium sensitively. Some activities will benefit all pupils whilst others are more specifically targeted. The inclusion of pupils entitled to FSM and LAC is central to the ethos of the school. Please note: Pupil Premium is not an individual budget allocated to a family for their child’s education.
The Governing Body closely monitors how Pupil Premium is targeted, to ensure that it generates efficient and effective outcomes for children who are eligible for FSM or LAC.
At Rodney House School we work with all pupils at an individual level to maximise their progress. Pupil Premium funding allows us to carefully target our LAC/FSM population and ensure their holistic needs are addressed: academic, social and emotional.