What is it?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012-13, individual schools were allocated funding for children from low income families who were eligible for free school meals, children looked after and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
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 obliged to provide parents and carers 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.
Recent 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.
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.
- Attendance is improving but regular absences are still a barrier to 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.
- We need to improve oral language skills for pupils eligible for PP particularly in Early Years and transition into Year 1.
- Teaching Assistants and teachers are 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 Maths.
- A CPA approach to Maths delivered across the school by teaching and support staff.
- 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 across the school 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 a parent serves in the armed forces.
- The amount awarded for 2018/19 is £245,000
- The amount awarded for 2019/20 is £252,691.23
- The amount awarded for 2020/21 is £223,055
- The amount awarded for 2021/22 is £240,450
- The amount awarded for 2022/23 is £247,525
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 the allocated 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.
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 Miss K Clayton, Attendance Manager at the school.
Attendance for 2022 – 2023 stands at 92.4% which is an increase of 3% on 2021 – 2022 data.
These statements detail our school’s use of Pupil Premium (and Recovery Premium) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. They outline our Pupil Premium Strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in the academic year and the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021 – 22 for Seaham Trinity Primary School
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022 – 23 for Seaham Trinity Primary School
PP funding allocation for 2022-23: £240,450
RP funding allocation for 2022-23: £24,000
Funding carried forward from previous year: £0
Total budget for 2022-23: £264,450
You can view or download our archived 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
- Pupil Premium Spending 2020-21
- Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022
Catch-Up Premium 2020 – 2021 (Covid Recovery)
Below is an outline of how catch-up funding was spent in school.
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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