Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure: 2016 – 2017

What is the purpose of the Pupil Premium and how do we benefit as a school?

The Pupil Premium is a grant that schools receive from central government which is to be used for the purpose of improving the achievement and life chances of disadvantaged pupils. We know from national data that this group of pupils underachieves at every stage from 5 to 16 years when compared with other pupils.

The aim of this document is to show you how we are spending the grant in ways that will help to ensure that disadvantaged pupils fulfil their potential and do at least as well as their non-disadvantaged peers with similar starting points.

 

How much funding do we receive and how is this worked out?

For the current year – 2016-17 – we have received a total of £20,340.

We have received this amount because 12 of our pupils are eligible for Pupil premium funding at £1,320 per pupil. 15 of our pupils are eligible for Service Children Premium at £300 per pupil.

To attract Pupil Premium funding children must have been registered by their parents or carers for free school meals at any point in the last six years. At present 7% of our children attract pupil premium funding (12 out of a population of 170) which is below the national average.

In addition, looked after children attract an enhanced pupil premium of £1900 per pupil. We have no looked after children in the school at present.

If you think that your child might be eligible for free school meals, please do not hesitate to contact us because this could bring additional funding into our school which can be used to provide valuable support. Rest assured that we will deal with any queries in the strictest confidence, and we can also provide help with filling in forms if required:  Please see Mrs. Welch  – school administrator.

 

What are we spending our money on in 2016-17 and why?

 We do not think it is right or just that any pupil underachieves because they happen to be born into a less wealthy family. We therefore aim to use our pupil premium grant to ensure that disadvantaged children have the same support and opportunities as other pupils and consequently do at least as well as them. We have thought very hard about how to spend our money this year so that it has the maximum impact on the learning and progress of the children it is intended to support:

 

TABLE 1: HOW ARE WE SPENDING PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING THIS YEAR

  

We are spending £4,000 on supporting Service Children when parents are on deployment and offering subsidised music lessons.

 Total planned spend for 2016-2017: £20,340

 Senior and subject leaders will be monitoring and checking the impact of the above strategies at each progress meeting over the course of the year. The progress of pupil premium pupils is a standing item on the agenda at these meetings. Meetings will take place during each half-term and are scheduled in the school calendar.

School leaders will report twice a year to governors on the impact of the strategies outlined.

In addition to the above, our pupil premium governor will visit school during the course of the present academic year to discuss the effectiveness of our chosen strategies with school leaders.

How have we spent our pupil premium grant in the past and what difference did it make?

Pupil premium funding has been paid to schools since 2011. The amount of money made available has increased considerably over time. For example, back in 2012 eligible children attracted £600 each; today each eligible child attracts more than double that amount. We take our responsibility for spending £37,895 of funding very seriously indeed because we need it to have the maximum possible positive impact on disadvantaged children’s learning and progress. Below you can see how we spent our money last year, what impact we think it had and the lessons we have learnt.

 

TABLE 2: THE IMPACT OF LAST YEAR’S PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING

Thank you for reading our pupil premium report and please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information, including how to register your child for free school meals: