Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report September 2018– July 2019

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools on the basis of any pupil who has had a free school meal entitlement at any point during the previous 6 years. These children are logged as ‘disadvantaged’. The school receives £1320 per pupil.

The school also receives PP funding for children who are adopted (£2300) or are in care or for children who have family members in the armed forces (£300).

Between September 2018 and July 2019:

13 pupils were eligible for the Pupil Premium @ £1320 per pupil

1 (3 more were but NOT started until April 2019) pupil was eligible for Pupil Premium for the children of service (or ex-service) parents @ £300 per pupil

Therefore the total allocation for 2018-2019 was approximately £17,460. This has been put as approximate as Pupil Premium money goes from April to April; this means the school would not receive funding until April of the school year where children had started the previous September.

The school receives this funding in termly instalments; this is in addition to the main school budget and must be used to close the gap between the academic achievements of these disadvantaged pupils in relation to their peers.

The school may also use these funds to address any other barriers to learning for those and other pupils, such as subsidising school trips and support with Breakfast and After School Club fees so that their parents can afford to return to work and have their children cared for.

Expenditure –September 2018 to July 2019

£760.00

£1000.00

£300.00

£8000.00

£200.00

£500.00

£600.00

£900

£7260

Total= £19,520

Impact of funding 2018/19 on pupil achievement for children in KS1 and KS2: 2018-2019

(No details can be given about the achievement of the children not achieving in line with their peers to avoid identification)

Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for last academic year KS2

Measure Score
Reading 100% greater depth     +8.0
Writing 100% greater depth     +9.5
Maths 100% greater depth     +11.0

Impact of funding 2018- 19 on pupil achievement for children in EYFS: 2018-2019.

In the year 2018-19, there were 7% children who accessed Pupil Premium in EYFS

100% children who accessed PP in EYFS were assessed at ‘emerging’. 100% of children accessing PP in EYFS also have Additional Needs, with One Plans in place.

Pupil Premium funding and Barriers to Learning

SNIP (Special Needs Information Press) Nov. 2018 presents an argument, ‘The pupil premium is not working’, by B. Allen; Professor of Education and Director of Centre for Education and Science at UCL Institute of Education:

Here it is highlighted that although we are reaching some of the children who qualify for free school meals and Pupil premium, we are not reaching the all the lowest income families or other families where children may have barriers to their learning, such as; low income working families, families where a member has mental health issues, families where a member has a disability, families where a member has chronic illness or have suffered a bereavement, families where a member is suffering from an addiction or where a child is a young carer to another family member.

The argument continues that we should be moving towards supporting all children with barriers to learning through HQT to close the gap with all pupils. Pupil Premium finding could go towards staff training and building resource banks to support HQT.

 Therefore our planned expenditure 2019-2020 for PP money will go towards: