Pupil Premium Funding 2016 – 2017
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced by the government in April 2011. It provides schools with additional funding to be used to “raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and close the gap between them and their peers” (DFE).
The funding can be used to support pupils who are entitled to free school meals, looked after children, adopted children and children of armed forces personnel. The premium is provided in order to support these children in making as much progress as possible and remove barriers to learning.
The government has decided that it is essential for schools to manage the funding and to determine how it is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision these individual children need. Each school is required to report on the amount of funding received, how it is used and what impact it has, on an annual basis.
Pupil Premium allocation 2016 – 2017
This year the funding has been allocated to cover the following:
Children eligible for free school meals (FSM): £1320
Children who have been eligible for FSM in last 6 years (Ever 6): £1320
Children of service children (Ever 5 children) or those in receipt
of a pension from the armed Forces: £300
Children who have been looked after for one day or more: £1900
Children who have been adopted: £1900
Assessment of Impact
Individual children will be assessed against national criteria at the end of Terms 2, 4 and 6 and their attainment will be reported to parents/guardians and governors following the assessment and reporting arrangements of the school.
Governor monitoring of the school's Pupil Premium strategy occurs during Terms 2, 4 and 6 with the Headteacher's Report to the full governing body.
Special significance is given to attainment of pupils in Year 1 (phonic screening) and in Years 2 and 6 with the statutory testing of reading, writing, SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and mathematics. An analysis of school data and data at a national level are made and reported to parents, governors and the Local Authority.