Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011 to allow schools to offer additional support to looked after children, children from families in the armed services and those from low income families.

Schools must use the extra funding to help narrow the attainment gap that exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. Funding is based on children registered for a free school, service children and children in care.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit to best meet the needs of its children; however we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

How are we using our funding to successfully raise achievement?

During the financial year April 2015-2016 the school received an allocation of £64,980.
Financial year April 2016 - 2017 the allocation is £84060.

This funding was spent and will be spent in the following ways:

  • Providing additonal Teaching Assistant support for learning to allow small group work and 1:1 intervention.
  • Purchasing Fresh Start intervention materials.
  • Purchasing Lexia on-line phonics programme for school and home access.
  • Subscription to Education City to support on-line learning at school and home.
  • Team Teach training for whole staff to support inclusive teaching and positive handling.
  • Purchasing text message services to keep parents informed and improve parental engagement.
  • Providing supply cover for teachers and SENDCo to be available for structured conversations with parents.
  • Supporting the funding for teaching staff to allow class sizes to remain low for classes with high level of needs.
  • Supporting the Breakfast and After-School provision.
  • Contributing to the musical instrument tuition to allow children to develop new skills and talents.
  • Subsidising school trips
  • Subsidising lunchtime and extra curriculur clubs

A small contingency is available for ad-hoc arising needs.

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