The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
Claiming Free School Meals:
If parents do not complete the application for Free School Meals the Pupil Premium entitlement is not made available to us. It is very important that parents let us know if they are in receipt of any of the following types of benefits, as we will not be automatically informed by the local government: Income Support (IS); Income Based Jobseekers Allowance; An income-related employment and support allowance; Support under part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; Child Tax Credit (provided not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not exceeding £16,190 or Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
Since September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for Free School Meals, however, it is still vital that parents inform us about their eligibility for these benefits, as it means the school will receive additional funding to support their children.
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In 2015/2016 the school had a provisional allocation of £5800.
In 2015/16 the Pupil Premium was used in a variety of ways. These included:
- Funding of additional TA support to deliver personalised intervention programmes.
- Provision of extra- curricular activities for children both in and out of school, including residentials.
- Purchase of school uniform
- Use of specific targeted services
Examples of impact in 2015/2016 include:
- Pupils make steady progress in-line with their peers.
- Increased pupil well-being, confidence and raised self- esteem.
- Pupils have access to all extra-curricular activities, including attendance at sport and after school clubs.
In 2016/17 the Pupil Premium provisional allocation was £4,540 and will continue to be used to support:
- TA support to deliver personalised intervention programmes
- School Meals
- Music Tuition
- Additional Reading resources
The impact of this money will be reviewed in summary in September 2017 and to inform provision on a termly basis through results analysis and staff discussions.
This year’s allocation will be used to offset barriers to learning such as:
- The lack of access to wider curriculum opportunities
- Pupil well-being and the readiness to learn