Government funds schools by following a formula.
The largest part of the formula is pupil-led. This depends on the number of pupils on roll. For 2021/22, the school receives £3,589 for each primary age pupil.
Social disadvantage drives other pupil-led formula factors:
- deprivation, based on free-school meals
- deprivation, based on home postcodes compared to an index of deprivation;
- Looked after children, in the care of the local authority;
- pupils with English as an additional language;
- pupil mobility;
- pupils with low prior attainment.
Similar size primary schools in Ealing with higher social disadvantage receive much more government funding. This is as much as £1 million more each year.
Other income streams and grants include:
- pupils who have special education needs with an education, health and care plan (part funded through the formula plus additional top-up funding on an individual basis by need)
- Pupil Premium grant for disadvantaged pupils
- PE & Sport Premium grant
- Catch-up Premium (post COVID, 1 year only)
- Universal Free School Meals for all pupils in Reception, year 1 and year 2.
- Nursery Education Grant, per pupil, for 15 hours or 30 hours a week.