Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage pupils reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), this will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).  Children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website.

At the end of the academic year the impact of this spending and its value for money will be reviewed.

Pupil Premium Funding: £41,520 2016/17

  • Salaries for learning mentors running the nurture room.
  • Salaries for extra TA support to provide extra reading sessions and support in class.
  • Counselling sessions bought into school for PP children requiring this.
  • Hiring instruments and paying for music lessons for all PP children in KS2 to learn a brass instrument of their choice and start a school band.
  • KS2 children all offered the chance to play an instrument of their choice also as of last year and this continues with weekly lessons.
  • Ongoing Nurture training and resources for nurture room in school.
  • Weekly food for Morning nurture.
  • Small group teaching before and after school to boost progress and attainment in writing, reading and maths.
  • Uniform support for all PP children in school.
  • Trips and afterschool clubs funded for all PP children in school.
  • Funding for enrichment activities. EG. Afterschool clubs/subsidised trips for individual children. Our school values life experiences and our staff and parents appreciate how much the children gain from extra-curricular activities etc.

To see the strategy for the Pupil Premium funding, please click here

To see how the 2015/16 Pupil Premium funding was spent, please click here.