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Pupil Premium

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 2017 to 2018

In the 2017 to 2018 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 £1,900 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?   

Year                Amount

2017/2018     £168,200

2016/2017     £158,000

2015/2016     £158,000

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.

http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/

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.

SUMMARY OF PUPIL PREMIUM BUDGET 2016/2017

£158,000 TOTAL BUDGET

AIM : TO ENSURE PUPIL PREMIUM CHILDREN MAKE THE SAME AMOUNT OF PROGRESS AS NON-PUPIL PREMIUM CHILDREN

OVERALL SPEND

£173,424

Category

 

Promoting achievement

£78,839

Professional support

£62,617

Raising aspirations and building resilience for children and families

£23,582

Personalised and targeted support

£8,386

 

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 Stewart (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.

 

2016 KS1 At least expected standard

Reading

Writing

Maths

Disadvantaged

57%

57%

57%

Other Pupils

78%

73%

77%

Difference

-19%

-14%

-19%

 

2017 KS2 At least expected standard

Reading, Writing and Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Disadvantaged

57.1%

71.4%

92.9%

71.4%

Other Pupils

63.3%

69.6%

91.1%

74.7%

Difference

-6.2%

+1.8%

+1.8%

-3.3%

 

2017 KS1 to KS2 Progress Score

Reading

Writing

Maths

Disadvantaged Pupils

-1.9

0.1

-1.2

Other Pupils

-1.8

1.36

-0.7

Difference

-0.1

-1.26

-0.5