Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years.

The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children form disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

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. It is expected that this funding is used to help and support these pupils and to ensure they make good progress.

Our Allocation and Spending

  • The school received Pupil Premium Funding of £10,190 for 2016/17.
  • The school received Pupil Premium Funding of £27,000 for 2015/16.
  • The school received Pupil Premium Funding of £6,500 for 2014/15.
  • The school received Pupil Premium Funding of £11,349 for 2013/14.

This is allocated to specific intervention teaching including phonics, reading and number, curriculum enrichment to remove barriers to learning eg. Working with creative practitioners, visits, support for newly arrived children and for children with specific needs as well as new resources to support basic Literacy and Numeracy skills.

The impact of how this money has been spent can be seen by the fact that children who have Pupil Premium funding attached have progressed broadly in line with the progress made by other children at the school. If this progress is managed in Average Points Progress, it shows these figures:

  • Reading: 3.4 APS
  • Writing: 3.75 APS
  • Maths: 3.75 APS