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Pupil Premium

Purpose of Pupil Premium

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

 

Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of eligible pupils they have from the following groups.

  • Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil and £955 for every secondary age pupil who claims free school meals or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
  • Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.

 

The pupil premium is not based on ability. Research shows that the most academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are most at risk of under-performing. Schools should focus on these pupils just as much as pupils with low results.

 

Use of Pupil Premium

Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following 3 areas below but focusing on teaching quality - investing in learning and development for teachers.

Teaching

Schools arrange training and professional development for all their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.

Academic support

Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.

Wider approaches

This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as breakfast clubs and supporting the cost of extra-curricular activities

 

Schools can spend their pupil premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support.

Intended spending of Pupil Premium allocation

Financial Year 2021-2022

Our allocation for this financial year (Apr 2021-March 2022) is £89,004, this is based on 60 Ever 6 FSM, 3 post LAC children and 2 service children.  We plan to spend £98,250 to achieve the following aims this year:

 

  • To ensure children attend school regularly and on time
  • To increase parental engagement
  • Provide the children with the opportunity to be aspirational and inspirational 
  • To improve the emotional wellbeing of the children
  • To raise attainment and narrow the disadvantaged gap
  • Provide the children with rich experiences and diverse, varied opportunities 

 

We are continuing to sustain our current provision and introduce some new developments during this financial year. Here is the Pupil Premium Strategy that will help us to achieve our aims...  

 

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Outcomes from Pupil Premium Allocation

Financial Year 2019-2020

Although there was no validated data for the academic year 2019- 20 due to Covid 19, the school’s internal predictions indicated that  85% of year 6 children were expected to reach the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined (65% nationally in 2019).The percentage expected to have achieved the higher standard at KS 2 was 10% combined, which is inline with 2019 national average.

 

75% of children in year 6 eligible for pupil premium were forecast to achieve the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined. This is higher than those who are not eligible for pupil premium with 66% expected to achieve.

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Outcomes from Pupil Premium Allocation

Financial Year 2018-2019

 

Last year our allocation was £81,840 and we spent £89,438 . Our pupil premium was used for the following :

 

  • Pastoral Care      £25,483
  • 1:1 tuition             £12,845
  • Interventions      £ 44,400
  • Councelling         £3470
  • Attendance and Behaviour £1000
  • Trips and Visits £1000
  • School uniform £930
  • School bags       £310

 

Our use of the pupil premium last year was effective, our disadvantaged pupils did very well . Although attainment on entry to our school was low, by the time our pupils left us in 2018, their achievement was outstanding. By the end of each key stage the children made above average progress and their outcomes exceeded the National Average in all areas.  All our disadvantaged families attended parent and teacher consultation evenings and all our disadvantaged pupils took up the offer of attending our extra-curricular activities. Here are the results for our  Pupil Premium children and non pupil premium children....

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