Pupil Premium Funding 2016-17
The government has set up Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. This funding ensures that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The pupil premium funding is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
The pupil premium is allocated to children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals.
Overview of the school
Total number of pupils on roll: 209
Total number of pupil premium/pupil premium plus/LAC:
11 pupil premium per child @ £1,320 = £14,520
2 Pupil premium plus per child@ £1,900 = £3,800
1.5 LAC child: £2,100
Total amount of pupil premium funding received: £20,420
This financial year we will be spending our pupil premium £20,420
- Additional teaching assistant time
- Intervention teacher
- Specialist literacy and numeracy resources including IPADS
- Lexia and Mathletics ICT packages to aid learning
- Support for educational visits, after school clubs and uniform
We think that by spending the pupil premium money in this way we are supporting our most disadvantaged pupils in a broad variety of ways. Not only does it have a positive impact on enhancing their educational experiences and help them to progress within lessons but also develops their self-esteem, confidence and aspirations.
We track all pupil premium children extremely carefully through the school in terms of their academic attainment but also monitor their social and emotional needs too. Regular Head Teacher ‘Pupil Progress’ meetings, ‘Additional Needs’ staff meetings enable us to discuss individual children in detail.
The impact of the funding has been very positive. Our recent performance figures for pupil premium children show that they compare favourably with national average children.