How we use our Pupil Premium funding

Pupil Premium
 
The pupil premium is additional funding given to state schools in England to support the learning of pupils in lower income households, and ensure that their attainment is the same as their peers. It is important that all families who are entitled to this funding make a claim through school.

The funding entitles children to other support in school, including: free musical tuition, and a funded place at Arthog Outdoor Educational Centre. It will further support their learning in school, as an additional £1300 per pupil is given to school to fund extra support with learning. We use this funding to:
 
- Run additional focused learning groups in maths and literacy. Interventions are planned specifically to support individual pupils and groups of learners
- Pay for additional reading helpers in school
- Purchase new resources to support learners
- Run additional groups focused on developing coordination and social skills.
Please see our website for more details.

For service families, a sum of £300 pupil premium per child is also used to support pupils learning and remove barriers to learning which could exist due to the higher mobility of service children.

For all our children receiving pupil premium funding the main barriers to learning which can exist include:

- opportunities for developing social skills

- opportunities for learning at home to support with progress in areas such as reading

- specific maths or literacy difficulties which need to be overcome in order to make more rapid progress

 

Each term, the Headteacher and Governors will review pupil progress for all pupils including those in receipt of pupil premium funding. The Pupil Premium action plan for 2016-17 will be reviewed in September 2017.

 

Applying for Pupil Premium Funding


Confusingly, this Pupil Premium funding is often referred to as Free School Meals – even though now all children in Key Stage 1 will be entitled to a free school meal.

If you think that you may be entitled to this additional funding to support your child at school, please contact the school office, or follow the link below which will detail further the criteria which qualifies families for extra support. The Pupil Premium is awarded to families whose receive the qualifying incomes as outlined below:

- Income support
- Income based jobseekers allowance
- Income related employment and support allowance
- Child tax credit – providing that you are not receiving work tax credit, and have an annual income of no more than £16,190
- The guarantee element of State Pension credit
- Support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
 
https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

 

Please read the related documents to the right which show you how we spent our funding last year, and the impact it had.

Also in the related documents is the 2015-16 School Report, which is a plan to show how funds will be allocated this year.