Pupil Premium

Funding for 2016 to 2017

We currently have 6 pupil premium pupils with an allocation of £14,080 .

Money is to be spent in the following ways: funding residential trips, school trips and maths equipment after school sports clubs and lower KS2 swimming in Summer term 2.

Impact is evident with pupils increase in self-esteem and positive attitude to learning. Progress measures suggest that with the exception of two pupils, all others are on track to reach at least age related expectations.

One of the pupils is receiving 1:1 intervention work in assembly times and the other has been given equipment to aid writing following further guidance from UWS EMS on strategies to further support literacy.

The pupil premium is allocated to children from families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals.(FSM) in mainstream schools. The extra grant is to ensure that any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School meals and other pupils are narrowed. 

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

A premium is also given to schools for any child who is looked after in care.

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

£1,320 for primary-aged pupils
£935 for secondary-aged pupils

Pupils whose parents are in the armed forces are allocated £300 per year.

Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under:
  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order
  • a child arrangement order

How it is spent.

We plan how this money will support these pupils and evaluate its impact. The Sutton Trust have produced a report which identifies which kinds of support and interventions are most beneficial and we consider this when taking decisions.

The review process.

Attainment and achievement of children in receipt of Pupil Premium is tracked separately to other pupils, to ensure that expenditure is making a positive difference. The participation of these pupils in extra-curricular activities is also monitored for equal opportunities. The Head teacher and named governor for Pupil Premium compile an annual report for the full governing body giving details of expenditure and impact.