What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal and children that have been in care for more than six months.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the Premium.
RAISE online data indicates that Pupil Premium children made significant+ progress when compared with similar groups and nationally.
Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils
In school barriers:
- Low levels on entry of Pupil Premium pupils, particularly in communication, literacy and language.
- The number of children eligible for Pupil Premium in EYFS reaching Expected standards in Writing compared to Non-Ever 6 children is much lower.
No children eligible for Pupil Premium in the EYFS reached Exceeding Standards in Writing, Number and Shape, Space and Measures.
- 72% of disadvantaged pupils met the expected standard in phonics in Year 1 compared to 86% Non-Ever 6 and FSM.
- A number of PP premium pupils also have SEND, mental health and attachment needs which may impact on academic progress.
- Low levels of resilience for some pupils (including those eligible for pp).
- The proportion of children eligible for PP in KS1 working at expected standard in writing was in line with national Ever 6 children but lower than
Non- Ever 6 children in the school and nationally.
- Fewer pupils who are PP are achieving Higher Scaled Score/Working at Greater depth at the end of Key Stage 2. No PP pupils achieved a high scaled score in Reading, Writing or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
- Attendance rates: 2016/17 PP = 5.4% of sessions missed; Non PP = 4.2% of sessions missed. Persistent absence 2016/17 PP = 12.0% of pupils absent for 10% or more sessions; Non PP = 9.7% of pupils absent for 10% or more sessions. Although attendance is improving it is still a barrier in learning.
- Parenting capacity: lack of routine, sleep, food and homework (including reading, impacting on Year 1 phonics measure, especially for PP pupils).
- Deprivation index for the school is higher than national figures with many low income families who find it hard to afford extra enrichment activities.
- Outcomes Success criteria
- Improve oral language skills for pupils eligible for PP in Early Years and transition into Year 1.
Teaching Assistants to deliver Read Write Inc sessions and literacy lessons to be focussed on the needs of all children.
- Bespoke programmes of study to meet the needs of children in EYFS in Maths.
C-Singapore Maths delivered across KS1 and year 3 by teaching and support staff to ensure children moving into Year 1 and onwards through the school have a secure understanding of number to help develop future attainment.
D- Ensure that a broad and balanced curriculum is provided to develop speaking and listening activities and experiential learning opportunities to promote writing.
- Develop provision to increase opportunities for outdoor learning in key stage 1 to promote speaking and listening.
The government introduced Pupil Premium funding in 2011. The aim was to provide schools with additional funding for those children classed as being disadvantaged due to deprivation and also for children who have been looked after by the local authority for longer than 1 day, adopted, under special guardianship/care or residence order. In addition, a service premium was introduced for children whose parents are, or have since 2011, served in the armed forces. This is one of the government’s key education policies. It is based upon findings that show that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time, have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.
Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. It is allocated to schools, based on the number of children who come from low-income families- this is defined as any child who is known to have been eligible for free schools meals at any point in the last 6 years. It also includes children who have been looked after continuously for more than day; and children where parent serves in the armed forces.
- The amount rewarded for 2017/18 is £193,040
- The amount rewarded for 2018/19 is £245,000
- The amount rewarded for 2019/20 is £252,691.23
These amounts are subject to government change year on year. Although the Pupil Premium Plus is a total of £19000 the Local Authority reserves £600 into its budget. This is to ensure there is a reserve of budget for support for specific information when they allocate premium in schools has been used. These sums of money are reviewed annually by the government.
Schools are free to determine themselves how to spend this funding but are obliged to provide parents with information about how the money is being spent.
We work hard to ensure that the maximum number of pupils benefit from this funding and strive to reduce the gap between pupil premium children’s progress and those from other backgrounds.
Children have had the opportunity to experience several theatre group visits ie Dick Whittington and The Wizard of Oz. Story tellers and pantomimes, as well as a forensic science workshop, were also subsidised. Costs have been kept to a minimum for parents. Year 5 classes also had access to Pupil Premium funds when they visited the theatre for the national tour of ‘War Horse’. Two visits to Broomley Grange (residential centre) were also partly funded.
Attendance and Punctuality
More improved procedures are now in place to ensure that persistent absentees and latecomers are highlighted and the appropriate measures taken. Further information can be obtained from Lynsey Turner Attendance Manager at the school.
You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
- Pupil Premium 2015-2016
- Pupil Premium 2016-2017
- Pupil Premium Spending 2017-2018
- Pupil Premium Spending 2019-20
Sport Premium is an amount of money which the government has agreed to allocate to schools for the next two academic years. The funding amount schools receive is based upon the number of children of primary age the school has at Jan. of that year. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
The amount rewarded for 2019-20 is £11,790.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
Swimming Data for Year 6
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