At Fisher More High School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.
We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the schools own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding. It is received from the government each academic year and is allocated to pupils under a few different criteria. These criteria are;
Those families who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. This is sometimes known as ‘the ever six’.
The amount received is £935 per eligible pupil.
Pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium Plus if they have left Local Authority care because of one of these reasons:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order.
If a pupil has left Local Authority care and is eligible for free school meals, they just receive the Pupil Premium Plus money. (Not Pupil Premium & Pupil Premium Plus).
Those pupils who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more are also eligible for Pupil Premium Plus.
The amount received is £1900 per pupil.
The Service Premium gives schools extra funding to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces. Pupils attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
- one of their parents served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years
- one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)
The amount received is £300 per eligible pupil.