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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding provided by the government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.

 

Schools receive pupil premium for:

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals* at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1320 for each of these children.
  • Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £2300.
  • Children from service families or who have a parent who receives a pension from the Ministry of Defence. They are awarded £300.

 

Schools themselves decide how to spend their pupil premium money, as the government feels they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.

 

In the academic year 2018-19 our school received £24,988 in pupil premium grant.

 

The main barriers to learning experienced by children for whom our school receives pupil premium grant are fine and gross motor skills, speech, language and communication skills and personal, social and emotional skills. To reduce the impact of these barriers to learning we have used our pupil premium grant to support them in the following ways:

 

  • Funding additional staffing to provide 1:1 and small group support. (£20,845)
  • Providing additional learning resources to support our pupil premium children e.g. sensory play, speech and language activities, number rucksacks, ipads, social skills (£1345)
  • Funding extra curriculum activities & providing resources required to run them e.g Lunchtime gardening club, STEM club (£1683)
  • Funding educational trips and visits (£12)
  • Funding before and after school places (£410)
  • Purchasing school uniform for pupils (£65)

 

The combined cost of this support = £ 24,360

 

As a result of this spending our pupil premium children are making good or better progress from their individual starting points. This includes pupil premium children who also have additional needs such as English as an additional language or special educational needs. (Currently 50% of our pupil premium children)

September 2019.

% of Pupil Premium children at age related expectation by the end of Year 2 July 2019

 (2 children in this year group are PP. Both have SEND)

Reading

Writing

Maths

Phonics

% of group with additional needs

50% (including those with SEND

50% (including those with SEND

100% (including those with SEND

100% (including those with SEND

100%

 

0% (excluding those with SEND)

0% (excluding those with SEND)

0% (excluding those with SEND)

0% (excluding those with SEND)

% of children at age related expectation by the end of Year 1 July 2018

( 6 children in this year group are PP. 3 have SEND)

Reading

Writing

Maths

Phonics

% of group with additional needs

83.3% (including those with SEND

66.7% (including those with SEND

50% (including those with SEND

66.7% (including those with SEND

50%

100% (excluding those with SEND)

66.7% (excluding those with SEND)

66.7% (excluding those with SEND)

100% (excluding those with SEND)

 

How will I know if my child is eligible for Pupil Premium?

From April 2018, free school meals and pupil premium were allocated to pupils with a family income under £7400 (net) per year.

Since September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 have automatically qualified for free school meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would qualify for free meals under the above income-based criteria will receive the pupil premium.

If your family income is below £7400 per year, it’s important that you let us know (even if you provide your child with a packed lunch), as this enables us to claim the pupil premium grant on behalf of your child.

 

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