The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age who are;
- known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM)
- looked after continuously for more than six months
- children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces
The funding also includes all pupils 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, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support these pupils . From September 2012, we have been required to publish online information about how we have used these funds. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
Academic Year 2022-23.
This year (2022-2023), pupil premium and Looked After Children funding will be directed towards the following:
- Improving quality first-wave teaching to ensure a consistently good or better learning experience for all of our pupils
- Booster sessions for maths and Literacy after school, delivered by a qualified teacher
- Reading support to improve comprehension
- Personal, social and emotional support from a qualified Emotion Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
- Extra-curricular activities, including external clubs and organisations where appropriate
- Educational visits off-site
Academic Year 2021-22.
Last year, we had two Pupil Premium children. From April 2020 to April 2021, our school received £2,690. Details of how the money was spent, is detailed below.
- Daily small group phonics sessions
- 1:1 support in reading and writing and maths to boost progress and attainment.
- Additional staffing to provide a greater opportunity for 1:1 and smaller groupings in reading, writing and maths.
- Free after school clubs for pupil premium children.
- Support with emotional literacy.
The impact of these interventions is measured termly through the school’s tracking system. These are then modified to maximise the impact of funding.
The school tracking shows both children made good progress. As there were only two children, no data has not been shown.