At The John Warner School, we ignite a lifelong passion for learning, to discover and develop potential, allowing all to flourish in an ever-changing world.
We aspire for all students to aim high in all that they do and to be successful in school and in life. That is especially important for our students in receipt of pupil premium where our aspirations for them remain as high. We want all students to be able to participate in all aspects of school life including extracurricular activities. Pupil premium is funding given to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England.
Students are in receipt of pupil premium if they:
- Are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds)
- Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
- Children who are looked after by the local authority.
- Service children
The school receives funding to support these pupils in achieving their full potential and ensuring that there are no gaps in the opportunities and outcomes for students who are disadvantaged.
Funding allocations for 2023-2024 as set out by the DfE are:
PP grant per pupil rate
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as FSM Ever 6, including eligible NRPF pupils
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as FSM Ever 6, including eligible NRPF pupils
Looked-after children (LAC)
Previously looked-after children (PLAC)
SPP per pupil rate
Eligible service children in year groups reception to year 11
The funding for Children who are Looked After is discussed in the child’s PEP meetings.
For children who are Previously Looked After, a bespoke programme of support is put in place for any additional academic or social and emotional needs identified.
Our pupil premium strategy document outlines how the funding for those students in receipt of pupil premium is spent across the school. In summary:
- We are constantly striving to ensure that we retain and recruit the best teaching staff and that those staff are highly trained in their specialist areas. High Quality teaching is essential in ensuring disadvantaged students make the best progress.
Targeted academic support
- Following analysis of data some disadvantaged students are prioritised for additional interventions particularly in the core subjects and where appropriate can be supported by external tutors.
- Disadvantaged students are prioritised for social and emotional support through interventions such as our Nurture programme, our teaching and learning support HUB and through financial support (learning equipment, attending any additional academic opportunities, IT support).
If you are eligible for pupil premium, you are also eligible for the recovery premium. The funding is used on evidence – based approaches in the same way we use your pupil premium.
Both Pupil premium and recovery premium are not a personal budget for individual pupils, and schools do not have to spend pupil premium or recovery premium so that it solely benefits eligible pupils. Pupil premium and recovery premium can be used to support other pupils with identified needs, such as pupils who have or have had a social worker, or pupils who act as a carer. It can also be used for whole class interventions, for example high-quality teaching, which will also benefit non-disadvantaged pupils.
Free School Meals
Please check to see if your child qualifies for Free School Meals. Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
If you do not qualify for most benefits (also known as having ‘no recourse to public funds’), your child may still be eligible for free school meals. Ask their school or local authority whether they’re eligible.
To check if your son/daughter could be eligible for free school meals please follow the link below.
- Pupil Premium