The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces.
From April 2012 the coverage of the Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.
However, in making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils we recognise that not all pupils who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. These children will still be supported from our Support Budget.
Nature of spending
The Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team have targeted the Pupil Premium Grant to support the learning and engagement of eligible pupils in a variety of ways.
Expenditure of Pupil Premium money is generally as follows:
- Intervention Groups for English: Family Fischer Trust, Early Literacy Support, Phonics Support, Better Reading Partnership and other reading and writing support. Also one-to-one tuition.
- Maths Intervention: First Class in Number, Springboard Maths. Also one-to-one tuition.
- Financial help for Income Support Families e.g. contribution towards school educational visits, residential visits, school uniform etc.
- Teaching Assistant support.
In previous academic years, the funding was spent in similar ways as above.
Our allocation summary complete with outcomes is detailed in the report that is available for download below: