Pupil Premium & Funding
The Government provides additional funding for schools, including Thames Valley School, for every child who is looked after or entitled to free school meals. We also receive additional funds for children who have a parent in the Armed Forces, or whose parent died in service.
This is called the pupil premium grant and is used to secure strong progress, attainment and wellbeing help for disadvantaged children.
If you think your child is eligible to receive free school meals, please contact Thames Valley School office for support with completing the forms. We will receive the pupil premium for your child. We will also receive the pupil premium if your child has been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Funding for 2023-24
In the 2023-24 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years:
- £1,385 for pupils from reception to year 6
- £985 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will also receive £2,345 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:
- A special guardianship order
- A child arrangements order
- A residence order
The Government holds head teachers and school governing bodies accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:
- performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
- the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.
Liberty Master funding agreement provides the framework within which the Trust operates. Each school within the Trust has a separate Supplemental Funding Agreement.
Please note we are currently rebranding our documentation to reflect our rebranding with Liberty Academy Trust. Any references to the National Autistic Society/NASAT are historic.
As a school, we must publish details of how we spend the pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding on our website.