Pupil Premium

Background to the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a type of funding introduced by the government to fund students who might need additional support at school. Perins School receives additional funding for any students that fall into the following four groups.

  1. Students who are currently entitled, or who have in the past six years been entitled, to Free School Meals. The school receives an additional £935 per year for each of these students.
  2. The school also receives £935 per year for any student who is a Child in Care.
  3. Students whose parents have been or who are currently in the Services. The school receives an additional £300 per year for each of these students.
  4. From April 2014, children that left care under a Residential Order on or after 14 October 1991 (under the Children Act 1989), or left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Children Act 1989); or were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Adoption and Children Act 2002) will attract “Pupil Premium Plus” funding of £1,900 per year.  Further details on this new funding can be found by downloading the document below.

Free School Meals

We strongly encourage any families who are entitled to Free School Meals to register for the Pupil Premium. All students’ catering accounts at Perins appear exactly the same and there is nothing to identify that they are getting a free school meal. Students entitled to a free meal have their balance updated every day with the amount allocated for a free school meal.This money can only be used at lunch and any under-spend or missed meals cannot be carried forward to the next day. Parents can also add extra money to their balance if they wish, in exactly the same way as others, to buy items at break time or extra items at lunch time. More information about registering for Free School Meals.

The Pupil Premium at Perins

At Perins, the percentage of students who are eligible for this funding makes up 8.4% of our school population. In the academic year 2016-17 the school will receive the sum of £94,110. We are using this money in line with our school priorities and the needs of these particular students, topped up by funding from other parts of the school budget.

The reports below detail how students were supported in previous years and our plans for supporting disadvantaged students in 2016-17. A next pupil premium strategy review will take place in July 2017.