Premium grant from the Department of Education is allocated to schools to support certain pupils with their learning. Funding is given to schools for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who fall into a set of agreed categories such as Free School Meals. This should not be confused with Universal free School Meals, which are available to all children in Reception to Year Two.
At our school, we use the funding to support the learning of these pupils, so that they make good progress in the core areas and that any potential barriers to their learning are removed. We also use the money to provide additional support to meet the well-being of our pupils who are entitled to the Pupil Premium Funding. This for example can include providing additional nurture support at playtime or covering the cost of additional curriculum opportunities, such as clubs, trips, the residential for our pupils in Year Six and providing wrap around care at our breakfast and after school club.
Pupil Premium Ambition:
To narrow the attainment gap between pupils – Our aim is to ensure that there is no attainment gap between the outcomes achieved for our pupils who qualify for the funding and other pupils nationally and within the school.
To ensure that ‘Pupil Premium’ children benefit from having access to a broad range of opportunities, experiences and clubs. We passionately believe this benefits their wider personal development enabling them to be more happy, confident and successful in and out of school.
To ensure excellent school attendance in order for our children to benefit from the education and opportunities provided by the school
Use of the Funding
Allocation set for financial year from April 2021-2022
The funding for 2021-22 is a total of £25,858 and is based on the following:
14 Ever 6 = £18,830
3 LAC = £7,035
We are proposing that the funding will be spent in a very similar way to last year, due to the raised outcomes. Once the funding for the next financial year has been agreed (April 2022) this will then be updated accordingly.
Last year, we received the grant funding for 2019/2020 based on 15 (Ever6) children @ £1,320 per child and one Post LAC @ £2,300 totalling £22,100. Therefore, funding will be directed to the following areas:
- Additional provision at lunchtime to support pupils with their well-being.
- Residential trips and class trips
- Profiling through the Boxhall diagnostic tool.
- Priority to all Post Covid Catch Up Interventions and mentoring schemes.
- The purchasing of materials and training of staff to implement specific well-being programmes to further support the pupils with their attitude to learning .
- Opportunity to participate in additional after school clubs and breakfast clubs
- Staff salaries (this includes additional staff who have been employed specifically to work with Pupil Premium children, please see below)
- Specific additional items to support the well-being and achievement of individual pupils
- The purchasing of materials and training of staff to implement specific programmes to further enhance the progress of these children.
- Milk for children receiving the funding
- Support for families through purchasing uniform
- Additional enrichment opportunities for Pupil Premium children
As a team, we are always striving to evaluate our practice to improve the provision for pupils. For further information regarding this, please click on the link below.
April 2021 Post Covid 19 Lock down
The DFE understands that due to school closures, it won’t be possible for schools to evaluate the impact of our Pupil Premium for all of the 2019/20 academic year. Instead, schools should monitor and report on the grant’s impact at the end of the 2020/21 financial year. Our report will cover the whole period between September 2019 and March 2020 and March 2021.
Three Year Pupil Premium Strategy and Strategy Statement updated and adjusted April 2021 Post Covid Lock down.
New Format Reporting for New Academic Year- next review June 2022
Provision for Pupils
Please read the letter below to find out if you are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. If you need further support with the process please speak to Mrs Blackwell.
Mrs Blackwell is our Pupil Premium Lead and personalises the learning to the needs of each child who receives the funding, so that they can make accelerated progress in a specific area of their learning. During the morning sessions, Mrs Blackwell works with targeted intervention groups across the school to ensure that our pupil premium children are targeted effectively. In the afternoons, children are supported on either a 1:1 basis or in a small group with the focus very much on the child who is entitled to the support. In addition, Mrs Blackwell and class teachers also work closely with our pupil premium families, through holding structured conversation meetings to ensure that learning is accelerated and the progress of each child is heightened. Mandy McCarlie our school ELSA (Emotional Literacy) works closely with Mrs Blackwell to support PP children and families offering 121 support sessions within her Nurture Nook and sign posting for areas of support.
We recognise that it is important to measure the success of this funding, so that we can continually evaluate the effectiveness of the money spent and its impact on standards. Due to this, Mrs Blackwell and Mrs Oldham continually monitor the progress of these children at regular intervals throughout the year to ensure that targets are being met. The progress of pupils who receive the funding is also shared and monitored by our Pupil Premium Governor and the Governing body, so that they can effectively evaluate the provision and the impact on standards.
Early Years Pupil Premium
Early Years Pupil Premium is a parent income related funding for Nursery children to help support their learning.
Some ways in which Early Years Pupil Premium may be used are:
- Providing resources for parents to support their child’s learning at home, this could be writing materials, books or maths equipment.
- Funding towards extra curricular activities and school trips/visits.
- Support with the purchase of school uniform and equipment.
- Interventions and extra adult support if needed.
You may be eligible if you get at least one of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax not including any benefits you get
You may also get early years pupil premium if your child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if your child has left care in England or Wales through:
- special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
Your eligibility will automatically be checked when your child starts Nursery.
Pupil Premium Data
Pupil Premium National Performance Data 2017-18
KS1– 100% of pupils eligible for pupil premium left KS1 having successfully passed their KS1 phonics test.
100% of pupil premium children who left Reception at exceeding, left KS1 working at the Greater Depth standard at the end of year 2 in Reading, Writing and Maths.
50% of pupil premium children left KS1 working at the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths.
25% of pupil premium children made accelerated progress from their Reception starting point by the end of KS1.
50% of pupil premium children left KS2 working at the expected standard in Reading.
50% of pupil premium children left KS2 working at the expected standard or above in Writing.
50% of pupil premium children left KS2 working at the expected standard in all subject areas combined.
Pupil Premium National Performance Data 2018
EYFS- No PP children this year
KST 1 – No PP children left KST this year.
67% of PP children left KST2 working at the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths.
33% of children left KST2 working at GD in Reading and Writing, which is an increase on last year.
Pupil Premium outperform non-PP children in Reading ,Writing and Maths.
50% of PP children made accelerated progress in Reading, Writing and Maths
No data reported 2019 as only one PP child left kst2 this year.
No data reported nationally for KST1 or KST 2 2020, 2021.