The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and some of their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals, to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. At present this also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012 schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
- We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
The range of provision staff and governors may consider include:
- providing a high level of teaching support in classrooms mainly targeted at pupils needing help in the basic skills to ‘bridge the gap’ in attainment.
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher or TA focusing on overcoming gaps in learning.
- 1:1/group support.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained.
- Teaching Assistants or external agencies.
- All our work through pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in literacy and mathematics.
- Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve age related expectations at the end of Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.
- Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
Accessing Pupil Premium Funding
Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for pupil premium support, you should contact the school office for more information.
Important: To find out more information on whether you are eligible for additional funding, please follow this link: www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
What is the Service Pupil Premium?
The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium (SPP) in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant.
It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £300 per service child who meets the eligibility criteria.
Pupils attract SPP if they meet one of the following criteria:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve)
- they have been registered as a ‘service child’ on the January school census at any point since 2015, see footnote 1
- one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
Children have to be flagged as service children ahead of the January school census deadline. Service parents need to make the school aware of their status by talking to the Headteacher or school admin staff.
Pupil Premium Lead – Miss. Laura Rushmer
Pupil Premium 2022-2023
|Number of pupils in school||131|
|Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils||3.8%|
|Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers||1 year|
|Date this statement was published||December 2022|
|Date on which it will be reviewed||July 2023|
|Statement authorised by||Mr. A Buttery
|Pupil premium lead||Miss. L Rushmer
Pupil Premium Lead
|Governor / Trustee lead||Mrs. J Sharma
Chair of Governors
|Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year||£6,925|
|Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year||£0|
|Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)||£0|
|Total budget for this academic year||£6,925|