The pupil premium is funding that is made available to schools in addition to set budgets. It is determined by the number of children on Free School Meals, the number of children who are classified as 'looked after' and the number of children of armed service or ex-armed service personnel.
Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for vulnerable pupils. In 2015-16, the school received £185,400. In 2016-17, the school received £156,000.
Our school strategy for spending Pupil Premium is as follows:
Children eligible for Pupil Premium can face a number of barriers to learning. Our breakfast club aims to ensure that children get the school day off to a settled and nutritious start. Eligible children can display a range of emotional and behavioural needs, requiring support from learning mentors. In certain circumstances, the achievement of children eligible for Pupil Premium can lag behind that of their peers and the support that we put not class aims to address this. The impact of this support has been that children eligible for pupil premium have made better progress than their non-PP peers in school in Reading and Mathematics. Children eligible for pupil premium did better than the national average in Y1 phonics. At the end of KS1, children eligible for PP achieved better than the national average in writing, mathematics and science. We measure the impact of pupil premium by looking at our end of key stage results, our tracking system throughout the school and our pastoral care records.
The school's pupil premium strategy was reviewed in July 2017.
In 2016-17, Pupil Premium was spent on:
Previous data shows that children eligible for PP achieve at least in line with others. Children eligible for PP who attended breakfast club had a nutritious breakfast and made a positive start to the school day. Learning mentors focused their attentions on providing tailored support to children eligible for PP
In 2017-18, Pupil Premium is being spent on: