The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding, in addition to main school funding, which schools receive according to the number of children in specific groups.
Schools receive Pupil Premium funding for:
- All children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- All children who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6)
- All children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months by someone other than their immediate family.
The government awards this funding to help raise attainment for these children. National data shows that as a group nationally, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
A service Premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This is designed to support the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support pupils or groups of pupils the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Both staff and Governors have considered the outcomes of National research and Best Practice when making decisions about Pupil Premium spending. We have also used data and tracking to analyse where achievement gaps exist within our school to target spending effectively.
All schools are required to publish, on their websites, what funding they have received and how the money is being spent.
How we have used our Pupil Premium funding
In 2011-12 Pupil Premium funding – £38,064
In 2012-13 Pupil Premium funding – £59,185
In 2013-14 Pupil Premium funding – £96,207
In 2014 -15 Pupil Premium funding – £139,630
In 2015 – 16 Pupil Premium funding – £126,720
This current year (2016-2107) we have been allocated Pupil Premium funding of £116,160
Click on the links below to see detailed breakdowns of our spending of Pupil Premium Money and the impact this has had on attainment and the diminishing of differences.
In addition to the above, the school recognises the fundamental importance of quality first teaching for all its pupils. We have therefore used our staff development time to focus on securing consistently good teaching and learning with much moving to outstanding. We have reviewed our approach to marking and feedback, the use of effective questioning and enabling children to understand how to be effective learners.
How we know that we are spending our Pupil Premium effectively and that it is ‘diminishing differences’
- Our Pupil Premium spending action plan includes performance measures and all of our spending priorities are evaluated and reviewed to ensure that they are successfully improving outcomes for children.
- Our school performance data shows that in all key stages, pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding make good or better progress in Reading, Writing and Maths, and in the vast majority of classes and subjects, they make similar progress to those children not eligible for Pupil Premium. Where this is not the case, interventions are reviewed and action taken to accelerate their progress.