Pupil Premium funding is designed to provide schools with additional resources to support potentially vulnerable children, such as those who are Looked After or those on Free School Meals. The funding for 2018/19 is £1320 per child.
How the funding is spent and the impact it has
Current spending is based on the idea of providing additional class support to each eligible child using a simple formula. At the moment, this is equivalent to 2 hours teaching assistant support per week for each child. The children will be supported through targeted intervention either in small groups or within the class lessons. Funding is also used towards class trips and music lessons.
In line with DfE performance tables the data for disadvantaged children is supressed, as individuals could be identified. The progress of all groups of pupils is carefully monitored through internal tracking, so that the impact of Pupil Premium funding can be evaluated and targeted as necessary.
For a more detailed breakdown of the spending and consequent impact of the Pupil Premium funding please click on the link below.
Registering for Pupil Premium
If your child does not have Free School Meals but may be eligible due to your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them, or you can register online at:
Children in Key Stage One who receive the Universal Free School Meals still need to be registered for Pupil Premium if they are to receive the extra funding. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, registering them would mean we could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
For general information about Pupil Premium click on the link below: