What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in mainstream schools and also children who are looked after or have recently been adopted. The extra grant is to ensure that any gaps are narrowed. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces and this service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
How much funding does the school get?
The school receives an amount per pupil who is in receipt of free school meals. In 2017 school received £21000.
What does the school spend the money on?
We plan carefully and evaluate the impact of our provision. Currently the school is using the money in the following ways:
- Individual and small group teaching assistant and teacher support
- Basic skills focus groups
- Support groupwork to enhance the teaching spelling, phonics, handwriting, reading, maths, speaking/listening
- Subsidising educational visits and Year 5 & 6 residential visits
- Music lessons
- Developing pupil resilience and ensuring pupil wellbeing
What difference is it making?
In 2016/17 the attainment and achievement of pupils in receipt of 'Pupil Premium' was good. At the end of Key Stage 2 100% of pupils in receipt of the premium achieved the national standard in writing and met the expected standard in maths and reading.
We track the impact of our provision thrpoughout school termly. Last academic year 83% of our Pupil Premium pupils made at least the expected progress in writing, 66% in reading and 75% in maths.
Below there is an attachment showing an overview of how we intend to spend this year's funding.