In April 2011, the Government introduced the Pupil Premium for children who are entitled to Free School Meals.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantages reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools are free to decide how to use this additional funding to support their pupils from low income families since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
The provisional level of Pupil Premium funding for Hawksmoor School for 2021/22 is £ 161,400. This is for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.
In addition to Pupil Premium funding, in February 2021, the Government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
School-Led Tutoring is also being introduced as part of the National Tutoring Programme 2021/22. Eligible state-funded schools and academy trusts will receive a ring-fenced grant to source their own tutoring provision for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils who have missed the most education due to COVID-19.
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