What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who are registered for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for FSM within the last 6 years, and children that have been Looked After by the Local Authority for more than six months.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are free to allocate the money to the initiatives they feel will best ensure their pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
For 2016-17 the school will receive £40,660 in Pupil Premium funding. The parents of pupils who receive Pupil Premium funding are notified of the initiatives we spend the money on to support their child. Feedback from parents is welcomed and encouraged.
For a more detailed overview of our policy and procedures for the use of Pupil Premium funding please download our Pupil Premium Strategy.
Additionally the Sports Development Funding has been targeted at pupils for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding. This is to ensure that our most disadvantaged children are able to access out of school activities to broaden and deepen their overall development. This follows feedback we received from both the children for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding and their parents.
Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding have their attainment monitored every half term to ensure they are making sufficient progress and that the interventions delivered by the teachers and teaching assistants are resulting in accelerated progress.
The gap between our pupils who receive pupil premium funding and other children nationally is closing in reading, writing and maths. In 2017 we increased the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading from 46% to 69%; in writing from 18% to 62% and in maths from 36% to 69%.
All infant children now receive Universal Infant Free School Meals but if think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding because of your family’s income level please contact the school office, (in confidence), to discuss registering and follow the instruction below. The Pupil Premium funding that will be used to support them achieving their full potential.
You can register for Pupil Premium Funding by following the instructions:-
- Log onto the Nottinghamshire County Council website http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk.
- In the search box type ‘Free School Meals’.
- Click on ‘Free School Meals and Milk’.
- Scroll down the page and click on ‘register and apply online’. This will take you to the citizens portal.
- Register and follow the instructions to apply for free school meals and milk.
If you do not have access to the internet or have any problems please call into the office and speak to Mrs Humpherson or Mrs Pautrat.