The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding provided by the government to support children who are entitled to free school meals. The money also supports children who have been entitled to free school meals, at any time, in the previous 6 years. The funding is aimed at removing barriers to learning and accelerating progress for disadvantaged pupils. The allocation and spending of this money is carefully planned in conjunction with all staff and the Governing Board. The money is used in a variety of ways to support pupils academically and socially or emotionally. Some pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium support are not underachieving; these pupils are offered additional support to boost their progress even further.
Children who are ‘looked after’ or adopted also receive additional funding, as do those whose, parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Due to the small number of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant, detailed information cannot be made public under the data protection act, to ensure that individual pupils cannot be identified.
In 2016-17 we received approximately £26,980 in pupil premium grant.
What was the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant in 2016-17?
• In EYFS the cohort achieved 76% good level of development – above national outcomes; with supported pupils achieving ELGs in the prime areas and exceeding in specific areas e.g. Literacy.
• In Key Stage 1 (Year 1) some pupils supported made expected progress and others made progress from EYFS but did not reach the ARE for Year 1.
• In Lower Key Stage 2 pupils in Year 3 supported by Pupil Premium made progress with 50% of pupils secure in English and Maths and 25% exceeding in Maths. In Year 4 all pupils supported were working well within ARE at the end of the year.
• In Upper Key Stage 2, at the end of Year 5, 80% of pupils supported were working at ARE in Reading and 60% in Writing. In Maths 100% were secure at ARE.
• In Year 6, 60% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading and Writing, with 20% achieving at greater depth. In Maths 60% of pupils achieved the expected standard, with 20% exceeding the standard.
• All pupils who were supported through positive play and nurture gained in self-esteem and demonstrated improved confidence and resilience in their Boxall Profiles.
• All eligible pupils took part in every enrichment opportunity and were included in clubs and activities aimed at raising confidence and achievement e.g. Change4life, and mini-leaders.
• All children supported through the Pupil Premium Grant were tracked individually with detailed information on progress and attainment.
In 2017-18 we will receive approximately £28,880 in pupil premium grant and post adoption funding.
How will the fund be used in 2017-18?
If you think you may be eligible for ‘free school meals’, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office or follow the link to – www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals