The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website.
Impact of allocation:
- In the Early Years Foundation Stage there were 3 pupil premium children. Quality first teaching and targeted interventions enabled two children to achieve a Good Level of Development.
- At the end of Key-stage 1 there were 4 Pupil Premium children. Quality first teaching and targeted interventions enabled 2 children to achieve ARE+, while 2 children made appropriate progress from their starting points and achieved WTS.
At the end of Key-stage 2 there were 15 Pupil Premium. Quality first teaching and targeted intervention was used to enable:
- Ten children to successfully achieve ARE+ in maths, reading and writing.
- Five children made appropriate progress from their starting points achieving WTS.
- Additional teacher support with quality first teaching and targeted intervention in EYFS, Key-stage 1 and 2 has ensured that the majority of Pupil Premium children are making appropriate progress according to their individual needs with some children making better than expected progress.
- Payment for music has continued and payment for Irish dancing lessons is ensuring that all children have equal opportunities to develop extra-curricular skills regardless of family background.
- Emotional Literacy remains an important support for some Pupil Premium children and provides an invaluable service to ensure that children’s emotional development is secure enough so that they can make progress in-line with their peers. We have continued to invest in Emotional Literacy Support currently having one member of staff delivering weekly support.
- PPG children’s attendance is high for the vast majority with the children being happy to come to school and are ready to work. Those PPG with less than expected attendance are met with and strategies implemented to get them into school every day.
If you think you are eligible for us to claim pupil premium on behalf of your child, please complete the form which can be found clicking on the link below:
For further information regarding pupil premium please follow the link below to the DfE website.