What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium is a government initiative that was introduced in April 2011. It is designed to ensure that additional funding to tackle disadvantaged children reaches the pupils who need it most. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The Pupil premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on these indicators. This fixed amount of money is expected to increase every year for the course of this current Parliament.
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who:
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How Is Pupil Premium Funding Being Spent?
The funding is allocated to a range of initiatives & actions aimed at supporting more disadvantaged pupils, to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children and to ensure that they reach their full potential.
2015 – 2016 Pupil Premium Impact Statement
The impact of our 2015 - 2016 Pupil Premium initiatives based on EoKS2 pupil outcomes has been variable.
Overall in 2015-2016, our Pupil Premium pupils (10 children) made -3.24 progress in Reading, -4.61 progress in Writing and -0.15 progress in Maths in Key Stage 2 and did not progress in line with other pupils nationally who had the same individual results/starting points at the end of Key Stage 1. For 7 of these pupils, attainment and progress was greatly affected by either late arrival into the key stage and/or a variety of very complex safeguarding and pupil welfare issues.
For the other three pupils within this Pupil Premium group, their progress was -0.5 progress in Reading, +2.9 progress in Writing and +1.4 progress in Maths compared to all children nationally. For more details, please see the information below:
In Maths, these Pupil Premium children significantly outperformed their year group and year 6 nationally. 100% achieved at the expected level compared to only 70% nationally. They made good progress from their Y2 starting point, exceeding national average progress by +1.4.
In Writing, these children made excellent progress from their low Year 2 starting point. They exceeded the nationally expected rate of progress by +2.9. This enabled them to narrow the gap with their peers, with 66% now achieving the expected standard compared to 74% nationally.
In reading, these children progressed from their Year 2 starting point to Year 6 broadly in line with all pupils nationally. 67% achieved the expected standard in Year 6, which is the same as the national average for all pupils.
2014 – 2015 Pupil Premium Impact Statement
The impact of our 2014 - 2015 Pupil Premium initiatives based on EoKS2 pupil outcomes has been good.
Our 2014 – 2015 data shows that pupils allocated this funding make good progress in Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of KS2.
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