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 2018-19 we will receive £935 for each pupil entitled to FSM in the previous six years. We receive £2300 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 £300 per child of service personnel, specifically to support pupils’ social and emotional health.

In total, the income for 2017/18 was £149,366.

The income we expect to receive for 2018/19 will be £199,010.

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.

We are also in receipt of Year 7 catch-up funding to support reading and maths.