Since September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about their pupil premium allocation and how they plan to spend it. The Ofsted Subsidiary Guidance 2014 also states that schools must publish a statement of how they spent the money for the previous year and its impact on the attainment of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium. The total allocation for 2017-18 academic year is £72600. The next review of the Pupil Premium strategy will be September 2018.
‘During an Ofsted, when evaluating the effectiveness of leaders, managers and governors, inspectors should gather evidence about the use of the pupil premium in relation to the following key issues:
- the level of pupil premium funding received by the school in the current academic year and levels of funding received in previous academic years
- how the school has spent the pupil premium and why it has decided to spend it in the way it has
- any differences made to the learning and progress of pupils eligible for the pupil premium as shown by performance data and inspection evidence.
‘Inspectors must evaluate the performance in English and in mathematics of groups of pupils who are supported through the pupil premium. Where a gap is identified between the performance of pupils supported through the pupil premium and all others in the school, inspectors must report this and whether it is narrowing.'