Pupil Premium & Recovery Premium Funding

University of Birmingham School welcomes the Government's initiative of Pupil Premium funding.

At 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 2023/24 we will receive £1035 for each pupil entitled to FSM in the previous six years. We receive £2530 for each child in care 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 £335 per child of service personnel, specifically to support pupils’ social and emotional health.

The income we expect to receive for 2023/24 will be £283, 073.

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.

In addition, for 2023/24, University of Birmingham School welcomes the additional Recovery Premium funding to support those pupils disadvantaged by the impact of Covid-19. The Recovery Premium is an additional £276 of funding for each pupil eligible for free school meals (or have been over the last six years) and those children in care or previously in care. The strategy for the use of this funding is available on the Pupil Premium statement 2023/24.