The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding provided by the government to support children who are disadvantaged financially and therefore 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 2017-18 we received approximately £28,880 in pupil premium grant.
What was the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant in 2017-18?
• In EYFS the cohort achieved 72% good level of development – in line with national outcomes; with supported pupils achieving or making good progress towards achieving the ELGs.
• In Key Stage 1 (Year 1) some pupils supported made expected or better progress and others made progress from EYFS but did not reach the ARE for Year 1.
• In key stage 1 (Year 2) pupils made expected progress towards ARE.
• In Lower Key Stage 2 (Year 3) pupils supported by Pupil Premium made good progress in Reading and expected progress in Writing and Maths.
• In Lower Key Stage 2 (Year 4) all pupils supported made progress and achieved ARE with exceptional progress in EGP&S.
• In Upper Key Stage 2, at the end of Year 5, 75% of pupils supported made good progress and achieved ARE. 25% made exceptional progress to reach the higher standard.
• In Year 6, 57% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading Writing and 86% in Maths. 50% achieving at the higher standard in Reading and EGP&S and 14% at the higher standard in Maths.
• 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.
• All children supported through the Pupil Premium Grant were tracked individually with detailed information on progress and attainment.
In 2018-19 we will receive approximately £34,200 in pupil premium grant and post adoption funding.
How will the fund be used in 2018-19?
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