Pupil Premium

The Government allocates additional funding to schools to support raising attainment for specific groups of children. These groups include children from low-income families; children eligible for free school meals; children who have a parent in the armed forces; and children who are in care.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding.  Each year we are obliged to issue a detailed statement of exactly how the funding has been spent and the impact that it has had in raising attainment for eligible children.

In the year 2016/17, only two children were eligible for Pupil Premium and in the Year 2017/18, only one child is eligible for Pupil Premium and one child is eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium.  With such low numbers involved, we are most aware that in publishing very specific details, we may inadvertently identify the families to others, which would be completely unacceptable; complete confidentiality is vitally important in this matter.  Therefore, governors have decided to publish the amounts of income received as specified, but to issue a general statement of how funding has been spent over time, along with the impact that it has had.  The exact expenditure and impact statement is available at any time for inspection by the Local Authority, Ofsted and The Department for Education.   We believe that in doing this, we support and protect children and families to the very best of our ability. 

As we are an inclusive school, we frequently spend far in excess of the additional funding allocated to support vulnerable children, where we deem this necessary.

Year

Children - Pupil Premium

Children -  Early Years Pupil Premium

Funding - Pupil Premium

Funding - Early Years Pupil Premium

Total

Expenditure or Proposed Expenditure

2016/17

2

0

£2640

£0

£2640

£2640

2017/18

1

1

£1340

£329.13

£1669.13

£1669.13

Since the introduction of Pupil Premium we have used funding to overcome barriers to learning.  Examples of barriers identified include:

  • The need for additional support for home learning and/or underachievement in the classroom
  • Inability to take part in extra-curricular activities
  • Where families need support with personal issues
  • Low self-esteem of children and families
  • Limited opportunities for enriching, life experiences

To address these needs we:

  • Provide additional support in class and to complete home learning
  • Provide addition learning resources for home use
  • Provide free places for all clubs and breakfast club
  • Provide specialized counselling and parenting advice in a wide range of areas
  • Provide a confidential student counsellor to advise children and raise self-esteem
  • Provide free school uniform
  • Provide free or part funded places for all visits and residential visits

Our Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed at least annually, by the governing body, where impact is carefully monitored.  The next review will be on Wednesday 17th May 2017, by the curriculum committee, who then report to the full governing body on Wednesday 12th July 2017.