What is Pupil Premium?
- The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
- The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium from 2012-13 will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (PPEv6).
- Research showed that, as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
- Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.
Eligibility for Pupil Premium
All children who currently qualify for free school meals based on their family circumstances are entitled to pupil premium. This applies if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Universal credit (provided you have a net income of £7400 or less)
- Income support
- Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
If your child qualifies for free school meals or has at any point in the last six years it is important that you notify the school.
Pupil Premium Expenditure at The Ravensbourne School
- Parents of those pupils in Year 7-11 who are eligible for FSM or ever6 have been informed that the school is in receipt of the Pupil Premium and they can request the manner in which in part it is spent. For example, if a Student wants to go on a school trip and they can demonstrate that it will have an effect on their level of attainment then the school can fund all or part of that trip using these additional funds.
- Students in year 11 in receipt of FSM will receive extra tuition in English, Mathematics or Science depending on their greatest need.
- Students in year 11 will be offered the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in chosen subjects to aid their future progression.
- Requests on how the school spends the grant should be directed to Mrs Eames in writing.
- Whilst the school is encouraging ideas on how parents would like to spend the grant the final decision on how the grant is spent rests ultimately with the school.
To see full details of the Pupil premium expenditure for the academic year 19-20 and planned strategies for the academic year 20-21 please click here.
Pupil premium review
Pupil premium outcomes
Pupil Premium outcomes – 19 -20
Pupil Premium outcomes – 18-19