Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools are required to report annually to parents their Pupil Premium allocation, spend and the impact that this money has.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding. It is a sum of money derived from the number of children eligible for Free School Meals, with parents in the Armed Forces (Service children) and for children in care who have been continuously looked after (CLA) for six months. It is designed to address the current underlying national inequalities and close the gap in attainment.
There are 3 main premiums that provide additional funding for schools, these are:
The Pupil Premium (PP) - currently schools receive £1,320 for each pupil (R – Y6) registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is different from the Pupil Premium. Very few Service children are eligible for the Pupil Premium. The SPP was introduced by the Department for Education as part of the commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. The premium enables schools to provide the additional support that service children may need. Currently schools receive £300 for each pupil (R – Y6) who meets the eligibility criteria.
Looked After Children (LAC) premium is for children in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. It is designed for the benefit of the looked-after child’s educational needs as described in their personal education plan (PEP). Currently schools receive £1,900 for each pupil (R – Y6) who meets the eligibility criteria.
The amount received by the school is calculated using a lump sum per pupil. As a school we have fewer children in receipt of free school meals when compared with all schools nationally and more Service children.
Pupil Premium generated a total of
2016 – 17 = £18,480
2017 - 18 = £24,240
2018 - 19 = £31,080
2019/20 - £32,280 (estimate)
In 2017 – 18 the funding was used to sustain levels of TA support to deliver small group Read Write Inc. sessions as well as support across the curriculum. We also trained staff and implemented a new maths intervention - Success@Arithmetic. This allowed us to maintain ratios of adult child support across school and to fund additional hours for staff to give specific support for identified children.
In 2019 - 2020 the Pupil premium will remain at £1,320 per pupil (£300 for Service children) and is allocated to children who have been eligible for funding during any of the last six years, even if they are no longer eligible or claim.
We plan to use the funding in the following ways:
- Provide 2 TAs to deliver the maths intervention programme to small groups of children (Success@Arithmetic)
- Provide 2 TAs to train and deliver the maths intervention to small groups (1stClass@Number)
- Small group delivery of Read, Write Inc. programme
- To continue to employ a part time teacher to enable whole year group teaching for certain aspects of the curriculum - KS1 Maths, Y3/4 Basic Skills (until September 2019)
- Continuation to sustain levels of TA support in all classes
- Continued provision of Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA) to support the emotional well-being of pupils
- To target support for identified pupils in class and improve outcomes for these pupils
Please click on the documents below to read the reports on the impact of
Pupil Premium Spending for 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and view the planned actions for 2019/20