What is the Pupil Premium?
- The Pupil Premium is an amount of money received by the school, which is allocated to support children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
- The level of the premium for 2016-17 is £1,300 per eligible child.
- The school receives ‘Pupil Premium’ for pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
How is the funding used?
In 2016/17, the school is receiving £83,200 in Pupil Premium funding. We are continuing to provide both 1-1 and small group interventions (see below), according to what we have found effective in raising standards, as well as:
- homework support – for pupils and parents
- aspirational trips, visits and workshops to encourage pupils to aim higher
- Subsidising school journey and breakfast club where necessary
- Additional clubs, such as Music tuition
We use our whole school provision map to track each individual Pupil Premium child carefully and ensure that the additional provision they are receiving meets their particular areas of need. This is reviewed termly to check its effectiveness. To do this we are looking at pupils’ progress data, observations of pupils in class, surveys of pupils and parents, and looking at children’s individual work.
We keep very detailed statistics about how well Pupil Premium children are achieving compared to their peers in the school, which we share with the school governors every half-term.
Here is a report which shows the impact on achievement of the money we spent and how we spent the money in each class: Pupil Premium Report 2015-16
Our aim is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background or circumstances, reach the highest possible levels for their stage of schooling, make the best possible progress through the school, have access to a wide range of curriculum opportunities and develop their self confidence. We are fully committed to ensuring that this is the case for all children who receive (or have received) Free School Meals, and that our use of the Pupil Premium is achieving this.