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Pupil premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Schools receive the funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM), those who have received free school meals in the past (Ever 6 or Pupil premium) and for Looked After Children (children who are, or have been, in care), and for the children of Armed Forces personnel. 

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point during the last six years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6
  • £1,900 for any child in care or who has spent one day or more in care in the past.

Pupil premium April 2017 to March 2018
Overview of funding for the school

 Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

 Total number of pupils on roll

 57

 Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 
 (October 15)

 10 from Reception to Year 6
 7 FSM, 3 Ever 6

 Amount of PPG received per pupil

 £1,320

 Total amount of PPG received

 £13200

Nature of support - September 17 to July 2018
 

  • Additional Learning Support Assistant hours for each class in the mornings and provision of intervention programmes when necessary. 
  • Intervention programmes involving PPG pupils: Dancing Bears, Bear Necessities, additional guided maths, reading and writing sessions. 
  • Financial support for PPG pupils when attending educational visits (see Charging and Remissions policy).
  • Play On music ensemble tuition for Year 6 pupils.
  • Transport to sporting events throughout the pyramid.

 Curriculum focus of PPG spending - September 2017 to July 2018
 

  • General teaching assistant hours are focused either on identified target groups (including PPG pupils) or supporting the teacher so that he/she could work with the target group.
  • Additional guided reading, writing and maths sessions involving PPG pupils for each class.
  • Dancing Bears, Bear Necessities, Apples and Pears intervention programmes used to support PPG pupils when necessary.

The impact of PPG spending during 2016-17 

  • One Year 6 child was eligible for PPG in June 2016 and made above expected progress in KS2 in reading, writing and maths. This child achieved age-related expectations maths.
  • There are currently six children eligible for PPG from Reception to Year 6.
  • In the academic year 2015/16 , 66% of these pupils acheived at least age-related expectations. In maths, 83% acheived at least expected progress, in writing  at least 66%, and in reading 50%  achieved expected progress.
  • The attendance of PPG pupils improved significantly in 2015/16.