In 2011 – 12 the Government launched its new ‘Pupil Premium’ funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and also for any looked after children. From 2012 – 13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last six years.
This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Pupil Premium Funding 2017/18
Please see the attached document, which outlines the planned expenditure for this year’s budget of £88,000 Pupil Premium Funding.
Pupil Premium Funding 2016/17
The allocation for the academic year 2016/2017 was £88,860. The attached document outlines how this money has been spent.
Pupil Premium Funding 2015/2016
The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 was £142,751 (which included a carry forward from 2014/15). This was based on 66 pupils across both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. Almost £51,000 was spend on teaching staff and £65,000 on support staff. This level of staffing allows us to provide additional directed support across school to help raise attainment. We began our Art Project which will span two years. Working in partnership with local artists this whole school project will develop the skills our children need to become Critical Explorers and Creative decision makers. It is hoped that this project will impact on gaps identified with expressive language across the whole school. The remainder of the funding was spent on ensuring we continue to provide high quality educational visits, after school clubs and breakfast club for those children entitled to extra support through this funding.
Monitoring Impact – Governors will continue to monitor the allocation of funds and ask searching questions around the measurable impact of Pupil Premium initiatives. The Governors will receive a report on progress towards our targets as part of the Head Teacher’s termly report.