The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The level of the premium in 2011-12 was originally £488 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. The Government then decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium from 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. It was increased to £623 per pupil in 2012-13 and to £900 for the academic year 2013-14.
Our school received £29 904 in 2012-13 and £43 200 in the academic year 2013-14.
In the academic year 2014-15 we have 48 pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium Funding. We received £62 400 which equates to £1300 per child who is eligible for funding.
In the academic year 2015/16 we received £56,500 Pupil Premium Funding.
In the academic year 2016/17 we received £45,760 Pupil Premium Funding.
Our Pupil Premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions have had a significant impact on children’s attainment.
We are delighted with our KS2 SATs results which show that the school has maintained its outstanding standards. The results reflect the hard work of all staff, excellent partnership working with parents and a determination to ensure EVERY child succeeds.
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have a very good track record of ensuring that children make good progress, but historically levels of attainment can be lower for some children who are eligible for Free School Meals(FSM) – this is a national trend.
Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Many children start school in Nursery and Reception with low attainment and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach expectations which are appropriate for their age as they move through the school.
Targeted support is being provided through one to one and small group interventions throughout the school. These interventions support children in knowing where they are and what they need to do to improve their work.
We also believe it is very important to give our children a wide range of extended schools activities. There is an extensive offer in place in our school and children are able to gain accreditation from these activities and graduate through the Children’s University. This has been very successful.
Another key objective for our school is to ensure that there are as many practical, first hand experiences as possible to enhance the curriculum, through well planned educational visits and visitors. This helps to ensure that all our children have access to high quality learning opportunities.
How Impact will be measured:
At the end of each school academic year we analyse SAT's results and measure the impact Pupil Premium funding has had on those who are eligible.
However during the course of the year and in each year group we ensure that we continue to monitor the impact of this funding.
The date of the next review of the school's pupil premium strategy is Sept 2017