Purpose of Pupil Premium
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of eligible pupils they have from the following groups.
- Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil and £955 for every secondary age pupil who claims free school meals or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
- Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
The pupil premium is not based on ability. Research shows that the most academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are most at risk of under-performing. Schools should focus on these pupils just as much as pupils with low results.
Use of Pupil Premium
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following 3 areas below but focusing on teaching quality - investing in learning and development for teachers.
Schools arrange training and professional development for all their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.
Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.
This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as breakfast clubs and supporting the cost of extra-curricular activities
Schools can spend their pupil premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support.
Intended spending of Pupil Premium allocation
Financial Year 2021-2022
Our allocation for this financial year (Apr 2021-March 2022) is £68,910, this is based on 46 Ever 6 FSM and 3 post LAC children. We plan to spend £85,971 to achieve the following aims this year:
- To ensure children attend school regularly and on time
- To increase parental engagement
- Provide the children with the opportunity to be aspirational and inspirational
- To improve the emotional wellbeing of the children
- To raise attainment and narrow the disadvantaged gap
- Provide the children with rich experiences and diverse, varied opportunities
We are continuing to sustain our current provision and introduce some new developments during this financial year. Here is the Pupil Premium Strategy that will help us to achieve our aims...
Outcomes from Pupil Premium Allocation
Financial Year 2019-2020
Although there was no validated data for the academic year 2019- 20 due to Covid 19, the school’s internal predictions indicated that 79% of year 6 children were expected to reach the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined (65% nationally in 2019).The percentage expected to have achieved the higher standard at KS 2 was 10% combined, which is inline with 2019 national average.
70% of children in year 6 eligible for pupil premium were forecast to achieve the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined. This is slightly lower than those who are not eligible for pupil premium with 79% expected to achieve.
Outcomes from Pupil Premium Allocation
Financial Year 2018-2019
Last year our allocation was £71,880 and we spent £85,143 . Our pupil premium was used for the following :
- Pastoral Care £29,032
- 1:1 tuition £12,845
- Interventions £ 42,266
- Attendance and Behaviour £1000
Here are the outcomes in 2019 for our Pupil Premium children compared to our non pupil premium children....