The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011. It is provided to schools who work with students who have registered for free school meals at any point in the past six years (known as 'Ever 6 FSM'), and makes available £935 per student.
Schools also receive funding, £935 per student, for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
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 students who need it most. Schools are held accountable for this funding and the School's performance tables will capture the achievement of children covered by the Pupil Premium.
The Department for Education has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved the expected standard in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2.
Schools will receive an additional premium of £500 for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved the expected standard in reading and/or maths (maximum £500 per pupil) at Key Stage 2. This was affected by there being no KS2 SATS exams.
The money is to be used by schools to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school. The funding will not be ring-fenced for catch-up activities but we expect that this funding is used for additional literacy and numeracy catch-up during Year 7 given that this can make a critical difference to pupils at this important stage.
A total of £4,000 was allocated to the school in 2020/21.
The Campion School received £4,000 funding for the implementation of a ‘Catch Up’ Programme, the funding is being spent to provide: