The Pupil Premium Grant gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil Premium funding is provided for:
- all children currently registered as eligible for free school meals
- all children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years (Ever6 children)
- looked-after children who:
- have been looked after for one day or more
- are adopted
Also there is a service pupil premium for children who meet the following criteria:
- One of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
- They have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011
- One of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the ARMED FORCES COMPENSATION SCHEME
In the 2016-17 academic year the annual funding is as follows:
- £1,320 per pupil for free school meal/Ever6 children
- £1,900 per pupil for looked-after and adopted children
- £300 per pupil who are classed as service children
There are currently 16 children in the school (4% of the school population) who are eligible for this funding, which is a total of £23,740.
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between the attainment of children in this group and other children in the school.
This year, funding will be used for the following:
- Targeted interventions and pre-teaching in small groups, pairs and 1:1 delivered by teachers and teaching assistants
- Purchase of new teaching materials and equipment
- Extra-curricular activities, e.g. after-school clubs, Breakfast Club and Homework Club
- Enrichment activities including day and residential trips
- Staff training
- Home School Link Worker
- Resources for our nurture areas
- Outside agency support, e.g. play therapy and CBT
Information regarding our Pupil Premium Strategy; including a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement, strategies adopted and measurement of impact:
We would like to encourage parents and carers to apply for free school meals without fear of stigma. This is a straight forward process and the School Office is always happy to help.