The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage pupils reaches the pupils who need it most.
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), this will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more.
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.
At the end of the academic year the impact of this spending and its value for money will be reviewed.
Pupil Premium Funding: £47,700 2019/20
- Salaries for learning mentors running the nurture room and developing parental links.
- Upskilling staff members to support pupils with delayed speech and receptive language skills.
- Specialist TA support in class for PP pupils to raise standards in pupils achieving age related expectatons in all areas.
- Hiring instruments and paying for music lessons for all PP children in KS2 to learn a brass instrument of their choice and start a school band.
- Ongoing Nurture training and resources for nurture room in school.
- Funding provision for food for nuture room.
- Small group teaching before and after school to boost progress and attainment in writing, reading and maths.
- Funding for enrichment activities e.g afterschool club/subsidised trips for individual children. Our school values life experiences and our staff and parents appreciate how much the children gain from extra-curricular activities etc.
To see the 2018/19 Pupil Premium strategy and 2017/2018 review, please click here.
To see the 2017/18 Pupil Premium strategy and 2016/2017 review, please click here.
To see the 2016/17 Pupil Premium strategy and 2015/2016 review, please click here.