Pupil Premium Statement

 

What is it?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years, have a parent who works in the Armed Forces or a child that has been in social care for more than six months.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between groups of disadvantaged children (including those eligible for a FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium.

For the Academic year 2014-15 the pupil premium is £58,228.66

For the current Academic year 2015-16 the pupil premium is £74,280

The percentage of our pupils eligible for free school meals as of May 15 Census was 2.7%. However, the funding we receive is increased as it is based on the number of children who have received free school meals in the last 6 years.

 

This academic year (2015 to 2016) we are using the Pupil Premium as follows:

 

  • To improve attainment and progress for Pupil Premium pupils in maths and writing, in Year 5 and 6 to ensure that they make national expectations and achieve their progress targets.

  • Additional support for those Y5 Pupil Premium pupils who are working below expectations.

  • Targeted phonics support for pupils in Y1 who did not achieve a good level of development in reading and writing.

  • Targeted writing support in Year 3 as progress in writing for Pupil premium is lower.

  • Additional 1:1 reading with trained reading volunteers (Beanstalk) in YR/1 and Y3/4 to support the decoding of words in reading and to develop comprehension skills.

  • Phonic support in Y2 for those pupils who did not pass the phonic screening in Year 1.

  • The purchase of further resources to supplement Accelerated Reader in KS2, to further develop comprehension of texts and enjoyment of reading.

  • Clubs/trips including morning and after school clubs as well as extra-curricular opportunities are funded. This is to enhance and broaden pupilsexperiences in school. Participation in other activities helps to develop confidence and self-esteem.

  • Play therapy to address emotional needs.

  • Resource library for pupils in KS1 and KS2 to access. The resources will be a mixture of games, books, toys and are intended to increase motivation and interest for pupils of all ages and abilities.



 


The National Picture

Find out more using the following link:-

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium