What is Pupil Premium?
The Government allocates extra money to schools – Pupil Premium Funding - for children from the following groups:
- 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
- all children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months by someone other than their immediate family.
This funding is allocated to raise the attainment of these pupils and close any gaps in attainment between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium pupils. 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.
The government awards this funding to help raise attainment for these children. National data show that as a group, 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.
It is up to schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, but this funding should be used to support these children. All schools are required to publish, on their websites, what funding they have received and how the money is being used.
Pupil Premium for 2015-2016
We have received £113,988 for this academic year, which is enabling us to do the following.
Priorities emerging for Pupil Premium pupils 2015-2016
- To improve progress and attainment for PP pupils who are also SEN.
- To continue the Good and Outstanding progress of PP pupils so that they can reach at least ARE.
- To provide opportunities for Children to write at length in all topic work.
- Year 2: Focused teaching and support in reading and phonics for targeted groups (lower attaining and Pupil Premium/SEND).
- Year 3: Targeted support for Pupil Premium/SEND pupils from the Pupil Premium Lead, to boost teaching and learning.
- Year 4: Consultancy support to develop teaching of writing and ensure pupils have more opportunities to write at length, including a focus on Pupil Premium
- Year 5: Narrow attainment gaps for Pupil Premium in all three subjects, but especially in writing: T&L consultant to support.
- Year 6: Increase attainment of SPAG.
PE and Sport Premium Funding 2015/16
Please read our report on PE and Sport Premium Funding (PDF, 0.3Mb)