Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is deployed by schools to narrow the attainment gap between students from lower income families and their peers.

Introduced by the Government in 2011 in addition to main school funding, schools have the freedom to spend PP funding as they see fit, based on their knowledge of students' needs.

What is the Pupil Premium (PP) funding?

The Government has allocated funding to support:

  • students in receipt of free school meals or who have claimed FSM in the last six years
  • students who are looked after by the Local Authority, and
  • the children of Armed Service families

The level of premium for secondary age pupils in 2020-21 is £935 per pupil.

Children who are looked after will attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families - the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’, which is £2,300 per pupil for 2020-21. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers.

Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2020-21 will be set at £300 per pupil.

 Pupil Premium Plan

Our core purpose is to ensure that students of all abilities and backgrounds have high aspirations and achieve their potential. By continuing our relentless drive to maintain and improve the quality of teaching and learning we expect to further improve the outcomes of all the students at New Mills and this will be demonstrated through our headline figures.

Summary information:  New Mills School

  • Academic Year  20/21   
  • Total PP budget: £104,000           
  • Date of most recent PP Review: Oct 20
  • Total number of pupils: 612      
  • Number of pupils eligible for PP: 127 
  • Date for next internal review of this strategy: Feb 21

The strategic aims of the pupil premium plan are to overcome barriers to learning and progress. We have identified our barriers as:

Academic barriers

A. Lack of desire for success

B. Poor understanding of their own neuroplasticity leading to low self-regulation skills as learners

C. Vocabulary deficit

External barriers

D. Low attendance

E. Poor parental engagement

Intended outcomes

A. Students have a coherent sense of direction and self-worth          

B. Better learning behaviour’s generating better progress

C. Students have the broader vocabulary they need to facilitate success in its broadest sense 

D. Improved attendance

E. Improved parental engagement

The detailed pupil premium plan for 20/21 and review of 19/20  are available to download here:

 PP Impact statement 19/20
PP Strategy 20/21