Pupil Premium 2021-2022
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after by the local authority for at least one night. From April 2012 this also included pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). The level of the premium was £488 per eligible pupil for 2011/12 and £623 for 2012/13. The Government has set the premium for service children at £250 per eligible pupil. In 2013/14 the level of funding was increased to £900 and £300 for service children. From April 2014 funding increased further to £1,300 for primary children and then to £1,320 from 1st April 2015.
In 2019/20 the funding provided for children in receipt of FSM/Ever 6 remained at £1,320 and £2,300 for children who are currently or have ever been in care. In 2020/2021 the funding will increase to £1345 per primary school aged child in receipt of FSM/Ever 6 and £2,345 for children who are or have ever been in care.
In 2021-2022 Tatsfield Primary School received £26,900 in Pupil Premium
6.5% of pupils in the school are in receipt of FSM
8% of pupils in the school are in receipt of Pupil Premium
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the time children have been off school we are aware of the need for pupils to catch up on the education they have possibly missed while away from school. The Disadvantaged pupils will be a priority area for us when providing catch up support for the children next year.
To support Pupil Premium children in 2021-2022, we will continue to provide some one to one tutoring and fully qualified teachers for teaching and learning support groups. This has a real impact on closing the gap for these children and we will continue to develop this further over the next year. Some money will continue to be targeted at social skills group sessions and to provide the support of a Learning Mentor as there are issues due to the Covid 19 lockdown. Some social and cultural activities will also continue to be supported so children are not disadvantaged.
We will be updating our Pupil Premium Strategy to include the Recovery Premium in the coming weeks.