Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Financial year 2019 to 2020

In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for eligible pupils:

£1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6 registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years;

£2,300 for each pupil having left local-authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order
  • been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last six years and as being looked after

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,300 rate.

For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.

From the 1 September 2016, schools maintained by the local authority must publish their strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium on their websites.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy has been written to reflect the principles of our Pupil Premium Policy. Both documents are reviewed annually in order to ensure the effectiveness of our strategy.

Click the links below to read our policy and strategy for the use of our pupil premium funding. Our strategy reviews the impact of spending for the academic year 2018-2019 and details our strategy for 2019-2020.

Unsworth Pupil Premium Policy 2019

Unsworth Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-2020

If you think your child is eligible for Free School Meals (and Pupil Premium funding) please contact the school office to complete the necessary forms.

If your child is eligible, they will directly benefit from this funding, so please take the time to complete the form below and return to school.

Pupil Premium Funding