Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is additional funding on top of the main funding which a school receives. It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In April 2020, we received Pupil Premium of £1345 for each child on roll who is currently or was previously registered for Free School Meals in the past six years. We received £4035 in total of Pupil Premium for FSM children.
We also received an additional £2345 Pupil Premium Funding for a child adopted from care and £310 for a child who has a parent work for the armed forces.
This gave us a total amount of £6690.
The funding has been used to provide both one-to-one and small group support by teaching assistants, for pupils who are funded.
This support has had a positive impact on the attainment of these pupils, enabling them to make increased progress in the core subjects of literacy and numeracy. Pupils who are pupil premium funded make as much progress across the curriculum as other pupils.
It has also had a positive impact on pupil behaviour, attitude and confidence, which again impacts positively on learning.
We measure the attainment of Pupil Premium funded children as a group, separately to other groups in school.
Some of this funding for our adopted pupil is currently being spent on Play Therapy; this has a positive impact on their self-esteem and social skills, which in turn also has a positive impact on their learning.
We review the school's pupil premium strategy annually, in the summer term.