Pupil Premium Funding 2015 to 2016

1. What is the Pupil Premium Fund?


Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 as additional funding to the main school budget to support children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children whose parents are in the Services and Looked After Children (CLA). It is up to the school to determine how the funding is used but its primary aim is to support some of our more vulnerable learners. As a school we continually strive to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our students and appropriate provision is in place for those who need it most. Although the key aim is to support these vulnerable groups, we endeavour to provide opportunities and support all our students. Therefore, the funding supports a wider range of students who have been identified as vulnerable or disadvantaged in some way and who we feel would also benefit from additional support to meet their needs.

The key aim of this funding is to continue to close the gap in achievement for students who nationally do not achieve the same results as students who are not eligible.

Funding for 2015 -16 is based on the number of students who fall in to the following groups:


  • For each student registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (£935 for secondary-aged pupils)
  • Looked-after young people that have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more (£1900)
  • Students that have left local-authority care due to adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order. (£1900)

Ever 5 service students – these are students recorded in the January 2015 school census as eligible for the service child premium in any of the previous 4 years (i.e. since the January 2011 school census) as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2015 school census. (£300)
Testwood Pupil Premium Funding March 2015 – April 2016
Money carried forward from 2014 to 2015 = £59 497
Money received from PP fund £199 000
Total sum available £258 497