Additional support and access to extra-curricular activities and programs
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
We aim to identify possible barriers to educational achievement for children eligible for Pupil Premium funding and have summarised these as:
Numeracy and Literacy skills
Access to enriching experiences
In 2017- 18 the school received £195 620 of Pupil Premium funding. For 2018 – 2019, the school is receiving £228 260.
The money is allocated to ensure children can achieve their potential academically, physically, socially and emotionally under four main areas:
Additionally in the curriculum – children eligible for FSM are less likely to have access to books and study space to support the development of their literacy skills
Targeted support – small group or 1:1 interventions in Language, Literacy and Numeracy to ensure children eligible for FSM can achieve their academic potential
Richness of curriculum – access to opportunities which may not be possible outside of school such as music lessons or visits to a museum
Wellbeing – poverty can be linked to our Mental Health. We aim to ensure PPI children are supported emotionally and socially so that they feel safe, happy and confident
In order to ensure our PPI provision is effective we closely monitor any interventions, support and strategies. We use data to inform impact and hold half termly meetings to review any targeted support. We aim to regularly review our provision including any interventions to ensure that they are relevant and purposeful for the targeted children. We will review our provision in February and June 2019.
Although there are many additional strategies in place to target PPI children, the class teacher has ownership. Quality first teaching and the planning of a relevant and exciting curriculum ensures we build the knowledge and experiences of all groups of children.
To find out how the Pupil Premium was used in 2017-2018, please click on the link below:
Over a 3 month period our Catch Up Maths programme ensured all children on the scheme made an average of 8.21 months progress. Those eligible for PP funding made 10.5 months progress (Non PP funded progress was 7.62 months)
PP funding ensured 56 children received weekly music lessons in 2017 – 2018. This has given access to further opportunities such as Orchestra as well as building confidence, self – awareness and collaboration
To find out about our Pupil Premium strategy and funding breakdown for 2018 – 2019 please click on the link below: