In the financial year 2011-12, the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who are children of members of the armed forces. From 2012-13 it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.
In our school we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils. We 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 received free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupil who has been identified by the school as socially disadvantaged.
" It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility." Department for Education.
Provision and Impact
The range of provision the governors may consider include:
The majority of our work through the Pupil Premium Grant will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving children to at least age-related expectations. It may also be used to target able children who receive FSM to achieve Level 3 at the end of KS1 or Levels 5/6 at the end of KS2.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17 - please see documents below
For the financial year 2015 - 16, the school received £17,740 for 13 pupils which is targeted for:
In July 2016
Across the school Years 1-6
For the financial year 2014-15, the school received £22,700 which was targeted for:
Impact - outcomes from July 2015:
EYFS - Pupil Premium child achieved a good level of development.
Y1 phonics - Pupil Premium child achieved the required level.
Y2 phonic resit - Pupil Premium child achieved the required level.
100% Pupil Premium children working at / above expected level in reading which is better than national / peers.
75% Pupil Premium children working at / above expected level in writing which is better than national.
100% Pupil Premium children working at / above expected level in mathematics which is better than national / peers.
Pupil premium children achieved national standard or better in Reading, Writing and Maths, and better than 16 points progress in Maths and Reading from KS1.
Across the school Years 1-6:
Writing: 31% Pupil Premium made expected progress, 54% made above expected progress
Reading: 8% Pupil Premium made expected progress, 92% made above expected progress
Maths: 31% Pupil Premium made expected progress, 54% made above expected progress