Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

 

Free School Meals (FSM)

Free school meals are available to children of all ages. To qualify for this, you need to make an application showing that you meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit)
  • Working Tax Credit Run On
  • A parent who is a serving member of the armed forces.

Whether a child is in primary or secondary school, if they meet the requirements they will receive the following:

  • A daily free school meal
  • Additional Pupil Premium funding

Click here for an application form or come into the office to collect a paper copy.

 

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

 Until September 2014, the only children eligible to receive a free school meal were those who fell into the FSM category above.

 Now the government has introduced Universal Infant Free School Meals, which entitles every child in Key Stage 1 (Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2) to receive a free lunch.  This benefit is not means tested.

 It does not bring with it an entitlement to Pupil Premium funding.

 Should my child be classed as FSM or UIFSM?!

 If you think you fit into any of the categories for FSM it is very important that you fill in an application form and return it either to the school office or directly to the address shown on the form. It can also be completed and emailed.

  •  Download an application form by clicking here.
  • Visit the school office and collect a paper copy of the application form.

 If you have any questions please talk to the school office - we will be happy to help.

 

What is Pupil Premium funding?

 The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England, designed to:

  • raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils;
  • close the gap between them and their peers.

 

It is available to a range of pupils:

  • those eligible for FSM
  • those who are no longer eligible for FSM, but who have been eligible in the last 6 years
  • those who are adopted
  • those with a special guardianship order
  • those with a child arrangements order
  • those with a residence order

Financial year 2015 to 2016

 In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

£1,300 for pupils in reception year to year 6
£935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local authority-care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

 If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they attract the £1,900 rate.

 Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.

Financial year 2016 to 2017

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

£1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
£935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local authority-care because of 1 of the following:

 

  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order
  • adoption
  •  

 If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.

 

 

How much Pupil Premium funding have we received?

£48,600 in 2014/2015

£71,924 in 2015/16

£71,924 in 2016/2017

 

 

Spending the Pupil Premium Grant: what are our objectives?

  • To narrow the gap between pupil groups.
  • To ensure that all pupils in receipt of pupil premium make good levels of progress between KS1 and KS2.
  • To continue and improve the delivery of high quality effective interventions.
  • To enable effective feedback through increased access to conferencing for specific pupils, requiring teacher supply cover.
  • To enrich the curriculum and provide experiences to enhance progress in academic, social and emotional development.

 

What impact did our spending have?

 

Across the  school:

 

  • Pupil Premium pupils have made good progress working at age-related expectations.
  • Tracking progress each half enables the SMT to intervene at the earliest possible time.
  • Curriculum enrichment activities proved successful in developing children’s confidence, and in boosting self-esteem.
  • Quality First provision in the Early Years.
  • Emotional well-being for pupils has improved.

 

 

 

In addition, data for October 2016 shows that:

In KS1:

 

  • In KS1 (64%) Pupil Premium pupils have outperformed non Pupil Premium in core subjects.
  • Disadvantaged pupils achieved higher than peers and national in all subjects
  • Phonics, targeted interventions have narrowed the gap
  • 54% achieved the standard

In KS2: 

 

  • The vast majority of disadvantaged pupils made 2 levels progress in Maths, Reading and Writing.
  • Pupil Premium pupils achieved on par national in English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, mathematics, reading and writing.
  • Planned spending and actions for 2016/2017 academic year 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Pupil Premium income for 2016/17 

£71,924

Estimated spend 

£71,920

 

 

 

 

£5,426 budgeted for

 

Language intervention programmes

We screen all children in EYFS and Year 1 and follow up their individual needs accordingly.

£1,800 budgeted for

 

Speech Link & Language Link online assessment tool

Enabling us to assess and measure progress in improving speech & language learning.

£7,537 budgeted for

 

Providing support for uniform and clubs

We plan to support all families in ensuring that they have financial access to funds so that the children do not miss out on activities in/out of school and they have the correct uniform.

 

 

 

£28,084 budgeted for

 

BOXALL PROFILE

  • Refresher training for staff.
  • Providing a BOXALL PROFILE Lead Teacher for 5 days per week to take an overview of whole school provision.
  • Addition support in class to enhance the differentiation and outcomes of PP children.

For more information about BOXALL PROFILE please click here.

£4,132 budgeted for

 

Supporting phonics intervention

  • Dedicating Teaching Assistant time to provide kinaesthetic phonics.
  • Nessy and Bug Club games.

 

 

£4,513 budgeted for

 

 

Breakfast Club

  • Dedicating Teaching Assistant time to Breakfast club  provision.
  • Investing in indoor provision and access to equipment

£17,428 budgeted for

 

Staffing

We will be employing an apprentice Teaching Assistant in the Foundation stage.

£3,000 budgeted for

 

Focussed conferencing for identified pupils

Helping pupils to see where their strengths lie as well as their areas for development. To keep their confidence high and build resilience to challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is important that all parents entitled to Free School Meals claim their entitlement so that we can continue to receive the maximum funding available to maintain this provision in our schools. Ring 0345 155 1019 to apply for Free School Meals, or click here for an application form.

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