Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support particular groups of pupils who are known to be at risk of underachievement and close the gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils, in Year R to 11, that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who have been eligible for FSM in the past six years (Ever6).

Pupil Premium is allocated for children who have been looked after by the local authority (CLA) continuously for more than 6 months. In East Sussex, Pupil Premium for CLA is managed by the Virtual School for Children in Care. A premium is also paid for children whose parents are currently in the Armed Forces.

At Little Common, in line with DfE guidance, we spend the Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) on improving the educational and personal outcomes for pupils who are looked after, are subject to SGO or have been adopted from care, including (but not limited to) their attainment.  The funding is not ring-fenced and is not for individual children.  Therefore, the DfE do not necessarily expect the school to spend the PP+ funding on every child eligible for PP+ on roll, because the school is best placed to determine how the additional funding can be deployed to have the maximum impact.  In our school, if a child has gaps in their educational attainment, we will target support for them, which may be personalised or through a group intervention.  Alternatively, for some children a whole class or whole school intervention may be appropriate. 

Pupil Premium Reports

Please click here for our Pupil Premium Expenditure Report 2015/16

Please click here for our Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2016/17

We hold a Pupil Premium Strategy Meeting 3 times per year to review the support for these pupils receive and evaluate impact. The dates for these meetings this year are:

  • Monday 30th November 2017
  • Monday 8th Mach 2018
  • Tuesday 5th June 2018

 Pupil Premium Application Forms

Please click here for a Pupil Premium application form. Your child will be eligible for Pupil Premium if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit