The Pupil Premium is a source of additional funding which is passed straight to schools with the aim of raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. The amount of funding that the school receives is directly related to the number of children who are eligible for free school meals. Click here for the UK government's guidance on the pupil premium.
Even if your child is in the Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1 (where they automatically receive free school meals), it is important that you still apply as this will attract additional funding to support your child’s learning. Please contact the school office for further information if you believe that you are eligible.
It is for schools to decide how they use their Pupil Premium funding because the Government believes that schools are best placed to do so. However, we are required to report how it’s been used for the last school year and the way in which we intend to use it during the current one. That information is displayed below.
Pupil Premium 2022/2023
Strategy for 2022-2023- This academic year the school has £24,138. Following our review of disadvantaged learners and their needs and barriers to learning, the grant has been allocated for the following initiatives and interventions. These will support the pupils by improving progress and outcomes, improves pupil’s attendance and support children and their families.
Pupil Premium 2021/2022
Strategy for 2021-2022 –This academic year the school has £15,500 Following our review of disadvantaged learners and their needs and barriers to learning, the grant has been allocated for the following initiatives and interventions. These will support the pupils by improving progress and outcomes, improves pupil’s attendance and support children and their families.
Pupil Premium 2020/2021
CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)
Catch Up Premium
Teachers and families across the country have provided extraordinary support to help children learn at home during the Covid-10 pandemic. However, for many children the disruption caused by school closures will have had a negative effect on learning and wellbeing. The Government has announced the availability of funding for primary schools to support pupils to catch up after school closures.
How Much is the COVID-19 Catch Up Premium and Funding Schedule
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.
Mainstream schools will get £80 for each pupil in from Reception to year 11 inclusive.
Schools will get funding in 3 tranches.
Autumn 2020 – this is based on the latest available data on pupils in mainstream schools and high needs place numbers in special, AP, hospital schools and special schools not maintained by a local authority.
Early 2021 – based on updated pupil and place data. This payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil or £140 per place across the first 2 payment rounds.
Summer 2021 term - a further £33.33 per pupil or £100 per place.
How funding allocations are calculated:
For mainstream schools, they will use the 4 to 15 pupil headcount from the October 2020 census.
Similar to the pupil premium, schools should use the sum available to them as a single total even though funding is calculated on a per pupil or per place basis. Funding will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year and will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.
Further information about funding allocations can be found here
How we Will Use the COVID-19 Catch Up Premium
- Supporting great teaching - providing professional development opportunities for teaching staff - for example support curriculum planning and effective use of technology.
- Pupil assessment and feedback - subject and area specific assessments to identify where pupils may have forgotten or misunderstood key concepts.
- Standardised assessments in key areas such as Maths and Literacy to help pupils who would benefit from additional catch up support.
- Providing high quality feedback to build on accurate assessments.
- Transition support - all pupils will need support to transition back to mainstream school. Those moving to new schools may need additional support such as information sharing and settling in activities to introduce pupils to new teachers and environments
- Creating opportunities for teachers to share information about pupil strength and weaknesses with colleagues where needed, including between primary and secondary schools