The school is allocated additional funding for those pupils in receipt of free school meals which is referred to as Pupil Premium. Additional Pupil Premium is also allocated to Looked After Children.
Approximately 25% of pupils have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years.
- We aim to ensure that all pupils make good progress.
- Appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the school has legitimately identified as being vulnerable or socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
The range of provision the Governors may consider include:
- providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
- providing 1-1 support in specific aspects of English and/or Maths.
- providing structured reading or numeracy support to target identified need and develop a love of learning.
- providing Speech and Language support in school for identified pupils to ensure pupils access this support.
- additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies.
- providing additional small group tuition outside of school hours.
- providing curriculum enrichment opportunies for disadvantaged pupils.
- improving the adult:child ratio for our youngest pupils, thus improving opportunities for effective AfL and accelerating progress.
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at moving children towards age related expectations and/or accelerating progress. Predominantly, this will be in Literacy and Numeracy but support will also be put in place to develop aspirations, self-esteem and develop social skills to facilitate learning. Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children who are socially disadvantaged to achieve higher levels at the end of each key stage.
The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
The PPG Allocation for 2019/20 is: £112 000 (based on 85 children)
The PPG Allocation for 2018/19 was: £125 400 (based on 95 children)
The PPG Allocation for 2017/18 was: £138 280 (based on 100 children)
The PPG Allocation for 2016/17 was: £135 960 (based on 103 children)
The PPG Allocation for 2015/16 was: £141 240 (based on 107 children)
Please see the attachment below for further details for the current and previous academic years: