Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to schools for children who meet any of the following criteria:
• have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months
• are covered by a guardianship order
• are covered by a residency order
• have been adopted from care
• are currently known to be entitled to free school meals
• have been known to be entitled to free school meals within the last 6 years
• have a parent serving in the armed forces.
As an Independent School, Arc School Ansley does not directly attract these payments. Instead, the government pays the grant to the Local Authority on whose census return the pupil appears. The Local Authority retains responsibility for allocating the Pupil Premium and in agreeing what provision should be made for the pupil.
Local Authorities have different approaches to the allocation of the Pupil Premium, and may or may not choose to allocate it to us as an Independent School. Where it is allocated, however, detailed discussion as to how best to use the Pupil Premium in order to support the individual to achieve their true potential will take place during regular Review Meetings either of a pupil’s Personal Education Plan (for Looked After Children) or Statement of Special Educational Needs / Education, Health and Care Plan.
Arc School Ansley will use the funding to provide additional support or access to external services which will support the social, emotional and/or academic development of the pupils concerned. Progress made by the relevant individual pupils is recorded in the individual pupil’s Annual Review of Statement / EHCP and/or Personal Education Plan.