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Pupil Premium

The Government provides academies and schools with additional funding to help reduce inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students who are on free school meals (FSM) and their peers. This funding is called the Pupil Premium.

Pupil Premium Report 2016/17

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) within the past 6 years, a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care).

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Please see below for information regarding how the pupils premium was spent in the last academic year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.

Pupil Premium Funding Academic Year 2015/16

Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals (last 6 years)

10 Pupils @ £1320

£13,200

Pupils from Service Families

2 Pupils @ £300

£600

Pupils in Local Authority Care

0

£0

Total Pupil Premium

 

£13,800

Use of Funding Academic Year 2015/16

  • Purchase of bespoke equipment to accelerate progress of pupil premium pupils
  • Proportion of salary of Teaching Assistant for targeted support
  • Children to receive child focussed play therapy sessions
  • Subsidising musical instrument tuition
  • Subsidising school trips and outings
  • Forest School, to increase communication and team building

Impact of Funding Academic Year 2015/16

  • Progress accelerated for pupil premium pupil children across the academy.  ARE = 57% reading; 71% writing; 57% maths
  • The gap between reading, writing and maths between pupils premium and non-pupil premium has narrowed across the school
  • Increased participation in sporting activities and increased involvement in competitive sporting events
  • All pupils able to have access to wider experiences in school and off site which are used as a springboard to inspire, motivate and raise academic standards.
  • Improved behaviour, social skills and co-operation for the most vulnerable pupils
     
     
     

Expected Pupil Premium Funding Academic Year 2016/17

Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals (last 6 years)

8 pupils @ £1320

£10,560

Pupils from Service Families

2 pupils @ £300

£600

Pupils in Local Authority Care

0

£0

Total Pupil Premium

 

£11,160

     

Planned Use of Funding Academic Year 2016/17

  • Proportion of  salary of TA posts for targeted support to close the gap and to enable age related pupils to move beyond and to help close the gap for some
  • Purchase of recording equipment and software including communication in print
  • Subsidising school trips and outings
  • Subsidising musical instrument tuition
  • Subsidising purchase of school uniform
  • Increase communication and team building at Forest School, and to give concrete experiences that pupils can use in their writing
  • Pupils to receive child focussed play therapy sessions

Sports Premium Funding

The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education and sport in primary schools. Schools can choose how they use the funding to best improve their sports provision, sport participation and attainment. 

Details of how we allocated the grant for the academic year 2015-2016 can be viewed by downloading the document on the left-hand side of the page. 

2016-17 Our Sports Premium funding allocation for this year is £8426.