Pupil Premium and Covid Recovery Spend
Pupil Premium funding
Schools receive additional funding for any pupils who have been eligible for free school meals during the last 6 years, pupils who are looked after by the local authority or who are in care and for pupils from families where a parent serves in the armed forces.
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is in addition to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think best to support the raising of attainment of the most vulnerable pupils and close the gap with other pupils in school.
At Bramley St Peter's we use the funding in a range of different ways. Please see the following documents for more details of how the money is spent and the impact it has had.
We support narrowing the gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds and for pupils to reach their full potential by overcoming barriers to learning. For our children these barriers include:
To ensure that whatever barriers the children face or background they come from they are given the opportunity to achieve their best, we prioritise staff training to develop the quality of teaching and offer a wide variety of trips, visitors and clubs. This gives all the children the best chance to develop both academically and socially. Please see our policy for more information.
Covid Recovery funding
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the Government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This included a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. Schools’ allocations were calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to year 11. Though funding has been calculated on a per pupil or per place basis, the allocation can be used as a single amount and schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. The funding should be used for specific activities to support pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
Details of Bramley St. Peter’s Recovery premium funding (as it is now known) are included in the Pupil Premium Strategy Spend (see link above). This document also outlines how the finances are allocated across school to support our children to catch up.