Pupil Premium

What the Pupil Premium (PP) means to us and where did it come from?

All our children who are currently on Free School Meals (FSM) or have at some time been on FSM will be registered on the Department for Educations (DfE) Ever 6 list in order to distribute additional funding to schools in the form of the Pupil Premium.

What do we use it for?

At Lower Fields we are committed to providing a range of experiences which enhance the curriculum and pupils’ enjoyment of school. The Pupil Premium has been used to contribute towards the cost of these visits and visitors.

The objectives of our pupil premium spending are:

  • To provide visits to enhance our children’s experiences
  • To continue to use targeted intervention and support to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged and other pupils and ensure that the majority of children are achieving age related expectations.
  • To provide additional resources for classrooms for different areas of the curriculum
  • To provide specialist staff e.g. Commissioned Speech and Language Therapist and Teaching Assistants

How much do we get?

Disadvantaged PupilsPupil Premium (per pupil)
Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)£1,455
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority£2530
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously know as a residence order)£2530
Service ChildrenService Premium (per pupil)
Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence£335

If you believe that you may be eligible for Pupil Premium please contact the school office for further information. Alternatively, you can apply directly through the Bradford Council website: Free School Meals in Bradford | Bradford Schools Online

In most cases, pupil premium funding is allocated to schools is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils.