Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch-up Premium
University of Birmingham School welcomes the Government's initiative of Pupil Premium funding.
At the University of Birmingham School, we aspire to provide the best possible opportunities for all our learners, so they can grow into the best versions of themselves both academically and as a person in wider society. We strive to achieve this by having the highest possible aspirations and expectations of all our learners and teachers. Through balancing academic success, enrichment and character development, we believe we can transform the lives of all our young people to become flourishing citizens.
To achieve this aspiration, University of Birmingham School welcomes the Government’s initiative of Pupil Premium funding. This ring fenced sum is in addition to the main school budget and is allocated explicitly to those children who need it the most. Specifically, Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM), children of service personnel and children who have been looked-after (LAC).
In the academic year 2020/21 we will receive £955 for each pupil entitled to FSM in the previous six years. We receive £2345 for each LAC pupil or each child who has been adopted under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (post-LAC). We will receive £310 per child of service personnel, specifically to support pupils’ social and emotional health.
In total, the income for 2019/20 was £303,010.
The income we expect to receive for 2020/21 will be £280.000.
This is a limited fund that we aim to use strategically to ensure our pupils who most need financial help receive targeted support that secures improved outcomes, and ultimately raising attainment, achievement and aspiration of all pupils who are eligible, regardless of prior attainment.
This is in addition to the specific learning recovery funding which has been allocated to us for supporting pupils following the sustained period of home schooling a significant number of our pupils experienced in 2020. The funding allocation for Year 7 English and Maths catch-up is now part of this wider learning recovery strategy.