The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding in addition to the budget provided to schools to support specific groups of pupils who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), those looked after by the LA and the children of armed service personnel. This funding is intended to support us in ensuring there is no difference in attainment between different groups of pupils.
Our pupil premium income for children entitled to pupil premium funding is detailed below. [The proportion of pupils eligible for the funding is declining although many of our children are living in poverty as their families have nil access to public funding due to immigration status.
- Number of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium during 2018/19: 23
- Amount of pupil premium received in 2018/19 - £40,920
- Amount of pupil premium received in 2017/18 - £55,440
- Amount of pupil premium received in 2016/17 - £55,440
We are accountable for the way we use Pupil Premium and must demonstrate impact.
We believe strongly that the pupil premium should be used creatively to make enhanced impact on children entitled to FSM. Evidence, eg the recent Sutton Trust report, suggests that ‘catch up’ programmes that are not tailored to individual needs are often ineffective.
- Direct interventions (1-1, group) to improve achievement
- Development work with teachers and support staff to improve targeted teaching
- Specific interventions to improve the context for learning for individuals or groups (eg mentoring)
- Tailored resources that will impact on achievement of individuals or groups
Impact at KS2 – 2017/2018 Amount received £55,440
The impact of the expenditure in respect of Pupil Premium 2017/2018 is shown in the 2018/19 PP strategy statement and the impact statement for 2017-18.
Pupil Premium Strategy attached - Pupil_Premium_Strategy_2018-19