In 2011 - 2012, the government launched its "Pupil Premium" funding. This money is sent to schools based on the number of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012 - 2013 it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. In the 2016/17 academic year, the school received £17,462. In 2017/18, the school will be allocated £17,160.
Pupil Premium Expenditure
In 2016/17, our Pupil Premium funding was used to support extra-curricular activities including before and after school clubs; as well as supporting the cost of school trips and the payment of qualified teachers who provided one-to-one teaching to accelerate progress. Of all the pupils who received Pupil Premium funding in 2016/17, 88% made expected or better than expected progress in Reading, 75% made expected or better than expected progress in Writing and 100% made expected or better than expected progress in Mathematics. In addition, of the children eligible, 87% attended an after-school club.
In 2017/18, the spending of our pupil premium funding will continue to be personalised for each pupil who has access to it. Provisions may include:
Free clubs (including Breakfast Club)
Payment for Gifted & Talented/More Able workshops
1:1 play therapy
1:1 counselling support
Assistance with the payment of extra-curricular activities