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. In 2011/12 the funding allocated was £488 per child, £200 for children of Armed Forces families. This rose to £623 and £250 respectively in 2012/13.
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.
£5,368 covering 11 pupils.
In September, the allocation granted was £8,099 covering 13 pupils.
Update April 2013:
There are only 6 remaining children eligible for Pupil Premium.
Nature of spending
During 2012-2013, 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.
Academic Year Sept 2012 to July 2013.
Expenditure of Pupil Premium money 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.
Previous Academic Year: The funding was spent in similar ways as above.
- 100% of FSM pupils achieved the expected progress at Key Stage 2 compared with 85% nationally.
- Value added for FMS pupils was 101.5 compared to 99.7 nationally and was significantly above the national norm.
- Pupils who were eligible to Pupil Premium on average attained half a National Curriculum level higher than similar pupils nationally.
- Continuing to close the achievement gap is a priority school aim
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