Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close gaps between them and their peers. It is available to schools to support pupils who are eligible for Free School Means (FSM) and those children who are Looked After or in Care (LAC).
In 2017-18, schools received £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6 registered as eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. Schools received £1,900 for any pupil identified having left local-authority care as a result of the following: adoption; a special guardianship order; a child arrangements order; who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more; or recorded as both eligible for FSM and as being looked after. Pupil Premium grant is also available for service children or those in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence. The grant received is £300.
National school performance tables now include information about the progress of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium. Schools are required to publish information to parents about how Pupil Premium funding has been used and the impact this has had on pupil progress.
Pupil Premium at Grove Primary School
For 2017/18, we received a total of £98,840
While the additional support we provide to pupils costs significantly more than this, we welcome this funding.
As a school we are committed to raising the achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and understand that many of these pupils must make accelerated progress compared to non-eligible pupils to achieve this. We, as a school, are able to determine how best to use the Pupil Premium grant to support pupils and raise education attainment; we create an overall package of support aimed to tackle a range of barriers as specified in the PP spending plan attached.
Monitoring pupil progress and attainment
The school rigorously monitors and evaluates the impact of Pupil Premium funding. Tracking of progress over time is essential so that we can quickly identify need and develop strategies and interventions to accelerate progress. We monitor groups of children and have introduced the use of PIXL to better target support for KS2. The data we collect is consistently used during pupil progress meetings which take place termly.
Pupil Premium Grant for 2017-18
For the academic year 2017-18, please see the Pupil Premium Spending 17-18 attached as a PDF document. This includes the following information:
In order to plan how we spend the Pupil Premium Grant, we have analysed the impact of Pupil Premium funding last year (see below) to identify strengths and areas for development for each year group based on end of year outcomes and have drawn on research evidence (such as the Sutton Trust toolkit) and evidence from experience to allocate the funding to activities that are most likely to have an impact on improving achievement.