Pupil Premium, Recovery and Catch up

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The pupil premium is an amount of money allocated to schools by the government and is based on the number of children in a school having free school meals.  The aim of the pupil premium is to raise achievement among disadvantaged children in the school.

The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:

  • Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£1385 per child)
  • Who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£2410 per child)
  • For children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£320 per child)

For the financial year 2020-21, we will receive £283,092 for pupil premium.

For the financial year 2021-2022, we will receive £291,163 for pupil premium

For the financial year 2022-2023, we will receive £271,460 for pupil premium

Varna Community Primary School is held accountable for the spending of these monies, performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.  There has been a steady increase in the Pupil Premium funding over the years. Varna is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for our disadvantaged students to improve their academic outcomes.

For more information please see the documents called Pupil Premium plan below, which state an evaluation of last year's spending and the intentions of how we will spend the money this coming year.

Recovery Premium

The recovery premium funding is additional funding for eligible schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. It is based on pupil premium eligibility to provide further support to disadvantaged pupils. Information on how we aim to spend this money can be found in the Pupil Premium plan below.

Catch up Funding

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. For more information on how we aim to spend this money, see the plan below.


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