The Government provides pupil premium funding which is additional to main school funding. Its purpose is to help address national inequalities between the achievements of children eligible for free school meals or children in care when compared with their peers.
In the 2020-2021 financial year schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
£1345 for primary aged pupils £955 for secondary aged pupils
Sunderland Virtual School will also receive £2345 for each looked after pupil who
Sunderland Virtual School allocates this money to the Link School according to the numbers of looked after children on roll during the academic year.
In the 2019/20 financial year The Link School received, £48,613.91 in Pupil Premium Funding.
During this academic year, Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit, where possible at the Link School we have tried our best endeavours to ensure that all pupil premium children have not left behind.
You can read our full Pupil Premium Statement by downloading the PDF below:
Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777