Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is given to schools to work with those pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Looked after children, adopted children and children whose parents served in the armed forces are also entitled to Pupil Premium funding. The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is used by our school to address any underlying inequalities or disadvantages between children eligible and their peers and to try and close the gap between them and their peers nationally.
For 2015/16 we were allocated £13,200 which constituted funding for 12 children. We continued to use the money to provide additional teaching assistance to support children’s learning including 1:1 and group work and to provide extra-support in class for our vulnerable groups such as children who are on the Special Needs Register. We also supported funding towards school trips and home equipment on a needs basis.
Impact of provision in 2015/16
At the end of KS2 67% of the pupils on the register (2 out of 3) achieved expected attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths. This was only slightly lower than the expected percentages for all pupils (70%).
In Reading and Writing, 67% achieved the expected standard. In Mathematics all those on the register met the expected standard.
Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received in 2016/17
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG – 12 children
Amount of PPG received per pupil – £1,320
Total amount of PPG received – £15,840
Identified Areas for Intervention
In 2016/17, the identified areas for intervention specific to children receiving Pupil Premium funding were: Maths; Motor Skills; Phonics; Spelling; Participation in Sport; Confidence and Team Building; Access to Technologies.
How Are We Using Our Funding?
We continue to use the money to provide additional teaching assistance to support children’s learning in the areas identified above. This includes 1:1 and group work and also provide extra-support in class for our vulnerable groups such as children who are on the Special Needs Register.
Where required, it has also been used to pay for the Residential trip to Manor Adventure and other educational school visits for pupils for whom we were in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant.
Further information about the Pupil Premium Grant is available at:
How to register
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