The Government provides additional funding for schools, including Vanguard School, for every child who is looked after or entitled to free school meals. We also receive additional funds for children who have a parent in the Armed Forces, or whose parent died in service.
This is called the Pupil Premium Grant and is used to secure strong progress, attainment and well-being for pupils.
If you think your child is eligible to receive free school meals, please contact the School Reception for instructions and support on how to complete the forms. Once your information has been confirmed, the School will receive the pupil premium for your child. We will also receive the pupil premium if your child has been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Funding for 2019 – 2020
The Pupil Premium per-pupil grant for 2019 to 2020 is as follows:
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
schools will also receive £2,300 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:
a special guardianship order
a child arrangements order
a residence order
As a school we must publish details of how we spend the pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the progress and attainment of the pupils who attract the funding on our website. Vanguard School will publish details of both how it plans to spend its funding for 2019-2020, and how it has spent this funding and the impact on its students at the end of the academic year 2019 – 2020.
The Government holds head teachers and school governing bodies accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:
performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.
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