Pupil Premium is a funding stream intended to help narrow the gap in achievement and attainment between children entitled to free school meals (FSM) and their non FSM peers. The government has now extended its reach to cover any child that has been registered for FSM or a Child Looked After (CLA) within the past six years.
According to the DFE, schools may spend the funding as they see fit, based upon their knowledge of pupils needs; ‘It is for the schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what educational provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’ (DFE website)
Pupil Premium budget for 2018-19 was £20,440 (termly installments), and was used as outlined below.
- Developing the English skills of children across the school offering intervention and 1.1 for identified children
- Providing a trained Learning Mentor to support those children identified as in need of emotional support
- Obtaining the services of Beanstalk, an organisation which supplies volunteer readers, to promote a wider reading base and positive association to reading in order to apply these skills
- Assisted places in our Breakfast club for families on lower income
- Assisted placed for Afterschool Clubs to allow families on lower incomes across enrichment activities
- Providing an LSA in class to differentiate and personalise learning which best suit the individual needs of children.
Pupil Premium budget for 2019-20 is £20,440 and will be used as above. Please note that our Pupil Premium funding is very low.
Attainment and Progress of our Pupil Premium pupils is detailed on the Data Dashboard link.