The pupil premium is additional funding for schools from the government to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Schools received funding for the following groups of pupils:
- Pupils who have been recorded as being eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years.
- Pupils who are in the care of, or are provided accommodation by, a local authority.
- Pupils who are no longer looked after by a local authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order, or a residence order.
If you think your child/ children may be eligible for the Pupil Premium, you can use the link below to check. You will need your full name, date of birth and National Insurance Number (or National Asylum Seeker Service Number).
Our approach to using Pupil Premium funding
- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
- To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- To recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.
Provision for eligible pupils
The range of provision for this group could include:
- Providing small group opportunities for identified children with an experienced teacher.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities with specialist Learning Support Assistants or relevant external agencies.
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in literacy and maths.
- Pupil premium resources may also be used to target higher attaining children on FSM to achieve greater depth within the expected standard in KS1 or high attainment in the KS2 statutory assessments.
- 1:1 support.
Provision is not aimed at children who already receive targeted funding through an Education Healthcare Plan.
The Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff, produces regular reports for the LGB on:
- the progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils
- an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting
- an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision.
We also produce an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This is published on the school website (below).
- Narrowing the gaps for both attainment and progress.
- Accelerated progress of those children identified.
- All socially disadvantaged children will take a full part in the school’s curriculum including educational visits.
All children in KS1 are now able to have free school meals, but it is extremely important that parents who receive benefits apply regardless of the fact they receive FSM, so that the school can make use of this funding.