What is Pupil Premium Funding?
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
More information regarding Pupil Premium funding can be found at the Gov.uk website accessed here.
Who is eligible for additional Pupil Premium funding?
Pupil Premium funding is given to learners from low-income families within our school community. Low-income is determined by reciept of a number of common benefits, including:
- Income Support
- Income based Job Seeker's Allowance
- Income based Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, provided you’re not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Universal Credit
Funding is also available for learners, who:
- Have at least one parent in the Armed Forces;
- Have been adopted (e.g. from Local Authority Care)
- Are under a special guardianship, child arrangement or a residence order
- Have been looked after by Social Care for at least 1 day
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence to Mrs Brown, Mr Gaffiney or Mr Taylor who will be happy to support you in your enquiry.
Alternatively, please access the following website where applications can be made directly to Staffordshire County Council:
How is Pupil Premium used in school?
We use our Pupil Premium to ensure that every learner for which this funding is available is able to access high-quality, personalised provision, targeted to their needs and impacting strongly on their progress. We keep this constantly under review, with a dedicated team of professionals assigned to make sure no learner is allowed to fall behind, and that every effort is made to secure their accelerated progress. Progress is assessed every six weeks, with provision adapted at least at each of these points in the year to ensure that this crucial funding has the best possible impact for each individual.
We are proud of the provision this creates, for further information, please see our:
Impact of Pupil Premium
As a result of additional Pupil Premium funding so far, the performance of our disadvantaged learners at Key Stage 2 has steadily improved, and we are proud of the progress made by all of our disadvantaged learners.
Further information regarding how the Pupil Premium has been spent so far to help us achieve these results can be found in the documents below:
However, we continue to strive for even greater improvements for all of our learner, through our Pupil Premium Action Plan for 2017-2018.