Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of children from low-income families who are eligible for certain benefits, who were eligible for free school meals, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.

Was your adopted child formally a ‘looked after child’ and adopted on or after 30 December 2005?

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.

The Pupil Premium is to help schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers. It is paid to schools in respect of disadvantaged pupils in Reception to Year 11. The Government has extended the coverage of the Pupil Premium in recognition of the experiences many adopted children have endured in their early lives and a realisation that their needs do not change overnight.

For further information please click on link below

Pupil Premium – Adopted Children

Pupil Premium – What you need to do

To enable your child’s school to claim Pupil Premium, you will need to inform the school about your child and provide supporting evidence, for example, show the school the original Adoption (Court) Order. You will need to self-declare before 9 January 2020 which is the week before schools complete their annual School Census. This will then trigger the payment of the Pupil Premium to the school from April 2020

In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, school will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6

School will also receive £2,300 for each pupil who is Looked-after, defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority. The same amount will be given to each pupil who, in the spring school census, is identified as having left local authoritycare because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

In addition £300 per pupil will be received for Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.  

We are committed as a school to ensure that this money is spent to significant effect.

Please email schooladmin@mellor.stockport.sch.uk or telephone Mr Nicholson on 0161 427 1052 should you wish to discuss this further.

All declarations and information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please refer to the Pupil Premium FAQs for further information.

Early Years Pupil Premium

Did you know school may be entitled to £300 additional funding to improve the education of your 3 or 4 year old child?

The funding is called Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP).

How this could help your child?

It will help your child to:

  • Benefit from extra resources and equipment suited to their needs
  • Enjoy a range of new play, learning and activity experiences
  • Be prepared for starting school

Childcare settings have to demonstrate to Ofsted how funds have been used to improve your child’s education. If you are still eligible, the funding can also be transferred if your child moves to another childcare provider.

For further information please click on link below:-

Early Years Pupil Premium

We thank you in anticipation for helping us maximise the funding available.

For more information on how we use the funding, you can download the reports below:

Pupil Premium 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Review of expenditure and report 2018-2019