What is it?
The pupil premium is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school. The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the armed forces.
Financial year 2018 to 2019
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
£935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will also receive £2,300 for each pupil who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority as well as pupils who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
How much pupil premium money does our school get?
How is it spent?
We use our in depth knowledge of the children and families receiving the funding to provide the right support. Some children will already be doing well in English, Maths or other subjects but there may be things we can do to stretch them further, to help them aim high, or to build their confidence- like having a mentor, visits outside of school or taking part in activities to develop social or language skills.
Some children may need financial help so that they can take part in trips and activities. If children are behind in English, Maths or other subjects, we can arrange for them to have special small group or one-to-one teaching which we call ‘intervention programmes’. We choose the classroom approaches and intervention programmes that research shows work.
We spend some of the money on training for staff to make sure they are up-to-date with the latest knowledge about what works for disadvantaged children.
How much parents and carers get involved with their child’s learning makes a big difference to how well they do at school so we also spend money on activities that help keep you informed about their progress and help you know how to support their learning at home.
How will parents know it is working?
We track all children’s progress each term so we can quickly see if plans are working.
If your child takes part in an intervention programme, we will also measure how well they are doing at the start of the programme and at the end so we can see the difference.
We will report to you at parents’ evenings, held twice a year but if you would like information on your child’s progress at any time, please get in touch with your child’s class teacher.
Where can I get more information?
For more information about how we plan provision and track progress please speak to Mrs Franklin (Head Teacher) or Mrs Mclean (Deputy Head Teacher).
I am not sure if my child could have free school meals- where can I get more information?
Please speak to Mrs Chaston in the school office, in confidence. She will be really glad to help.
Pupil Premium Data 2017/2018
KS1 – % children who passed the Year 1 phonics
KS1 - % children who achieved at least the expected standard at the end of KS1
KS1 - % children who were working at greater depth at the end of KS1
Progress Score - Reading
Progress Score - Writing
Progress Score - Maths
KS2 - % children who achieved at least the expected standard at the end of KS2
All core subjects
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
KS2 - % children who were working at the higher standard in all core subjects