Pupil Premium

Pupil premium funding is an annual allocation of funds from the Government given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. These funds are used to provide additional support and intervention, funds are targeted to ensure the continued academic, personal, social and emotional progress of children.

2019/2020:

Our pupil premium allocation for the academic year 2019/20 is estimated to be £23,760.

2018/19:

Our pupil premium allocation for the academic year 2018/19 was £23,760.

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils include:

  • social communication and interaction;
  • behavioural difficulties;
  • specific learning difficulties in reading, spelling, writing and maths;
  • concentration and attention.
How the money is spentReasons for this approachHow the impact is measured
1:1 or group LSA support for eligible children in the classroomTo narrow the gap, accelerate learning and ensure all children make at least expected progress from their starting points in reading, writing and maths.Regular teacher assessment of pupils’ work in reading, writing and maths. Regular pupil progress meetings and close monitoring of pupil progress data to ensure there is accelerated progress in reading, writing and maths.
1:1 LSA support for pupils’ social and emotional needs to enable them to access learning.For emotional and behavioural support for pupils to enable them to sit and access learning through supporting their emotional wellbeing and social skills development, for example, through helping them to understand, recognise and manage their feelings. As a result, this also aims to ensure all children make at least expected progress from their starting points in reading, writing and maths.Raised attendance. Increased time spent in class. Fewer exclusions. Regular teacher assessment of pupils’ work in reading, writing and maths. Regular pupil progress meetings and close monitoring of pupil progress data to ensure there is accelerated progress in reading, writing and maths.
Booster sessions, including Y6 SATs booster sessionsBooster sessions to narrow the gap, accelerate learning and ensure all children make at least expected progress from their starting points in reading, writing and maths.  Regular teacher assessment of pupils’ work in reading, writing and maths. Regular pupil progress meetings and close monitoring of pupil progress data to ensure there is accelerated progress in reading, writing and maths.  
Places on the school residential trip and school visits  Children would otherwise be unable to afford to attend trips and visits and miss out on gaining valuable learning and skills including social and emotional benefits. To ensure equal opportunities for all.Increased attendance on the school residential and school trips for pupils in receipt of PPG funding.
Places at breakfast and after school clubsChildren would otherwise be unable to afford to attend clubs and miss out on valuable social, emotional and learning opportunities. To ensure equal opportunities for all.Raised attendance at clubs for pupils in receipt of PPG funding.
UniformTo ensure children attend school and do not feel singled out from the school community. To ensure equal opportunities for all.Raised attendance for pupils in receipt of PPG funding..
School dinnersTo ensure children eat a healthy, balanced meal, do not feel singled out from the school community and to ensure equal opportunities for all.Increased uptake of school meals for pupils in receipt of PPG funding.

The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy: April 2020.

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