Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil premium grant expenditure 2013-16

The Pupil Premium is an element of school funding aimed at narrowing the gap in attainment between certain disadvantaged groups of pupils and those who are more well off. The funding is provided for each pupil who has been eligible for free school meals in the past six years, and for looked after children in care for more than six months. The funding is provided to schools, which decide how best to spend this according to local needs.

 

Pupil Premium Funding

 

 

 

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Total number of pupils on roll 128- as at Oct 2012 121- as at Oct 2013 120- as at Oct 2013
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 16 18 24
Amount of PPG received per pupil £900 per pupil £1,300 per pupil £1,320 per pupil
Total amount of PPG received £14,400 £23,400 £31,680
PPG Spending
Objectives in spending PPG:
To provide additional targeted support for identified pupils to ensure pupils reach national expectations by end of the year in literacy and maths. To enable pupils from low income families to take part in residential visits and a range of school clubs To provide for pupil’s physical needs through provision of a breakfast club and milk for morning break ensuring they are ready to learn.

Summary of spending and impact on learning.

Teaching Assistant targeted support for Literacy and Numeracy in all classes
Precision teaching of Phonics, Whole word recognition and Number takes place on a daily basis for children not achieving expected levels of attainment with the aim of reducing the attainment gap.
One to one tuition
Pupils not making expected progress may be given one to one tuition to address any specific gaps in learning.
Purchase of school milk and breakfast biscuits
This helps pupils to focus on their learning
Support for educational visits and after school clubs
There has been an increase in the number of children attending after school clubs and this measure has enabled more able children, and those with learning needs, to attend a variety of after school activities. Pupil Premium Funding Grant also used to pay for school visits and to enable pupils to take part in residential visit resulting in reduced financial hardship on low income families.