Pupil premium funding is additional funding, given to publicly funded schools so schools can extend their support to disadvantaged pupils in order to help close the attainment gap between these children and their peers.
Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Pupil Premium Plus was introduced in the financial year 2013/2014 to support children who:-
are currently under the care of the Local Authority;have been looked after by the Local Authority, at any point, for 1 day or more;
left Local Authority care under a Special Guardianship on or after 30 December 2005;
Number on roll: 204
Number of pupils on roll in receipt of Pupil Premium : 133
% of pupils on roll in receipt of Pupil Premium : 65%
Pupil Premium allocation per pupil for financial year 2014/15 : £1,300
Pupil Premium allocation per pupil for financial year 2015/16 : £1,320
The total pupil premium the school has budgeted to receive this academic year : £179,660
Pupil Premium continues to be used to fund:-
Taking into account their starting points children at the end of Key Stage 1 who were in receipt of pupil premium made good progress and achieved well.
At the end of Key Stage 2 pupil premium children out performed non- pupil premium children in Maths. The performance of both groups was similar in Reading. However although the pupil premium children performed better in Writing than in the other core subjects their progress was below the non- pupil premium children.