What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England; it comprises of a Pupil Premium and a Service Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is granted to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and close the gap between them and their peers. The Service Pupil Premium is granted to support children with parents in the armed forces and is mainly for pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
Who is eligible for the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This also includes any children that have been eligible for the support of FSMs in the last six years even if not in receipt at the moment (known as Ever 6 FSM). In 2018-19 the Pupil Premium was £1,320 per pupil.
Looked-after children (LAC and post-LAC)
The Pupil Premium is allocated to looked-after children in the care of an English local authority; this includes children who have left Local Authority Care following adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order. In 2018-19 the Pupil Premium was £2,300 per pupil.
The Service Pupil Premium is allocated to children from service families. Pupils attract the premium if one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces or has served in the last six years (known as Ever 6 Service Child). The Service Premium is also allocated to pupils in receipt of pensions from the Ministry of Defence. In 2018-19 the Service Pupil Premium was £300 per pupil.
Pupil Premium Grant 2018-2019
|Total number of pupils on roll||135||Jan Census|
|Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)||13||(9.6%)|
|Total number of FSM (Ever 6)||9||(6.6%)|
|Total number of Looked-After Children (post-LAC)||0||(0.0%)|
|Total number of Service children||4||(2.9%)|
|Total amount of PPG received||£13,080|
Nature of support 2018-2019
To provide emotional support and basic skills tuition to our Service children to mitigate the negative impact of mobility and deployment: Sunshine Group with our ELSA/Learning Support Assistant
To provide emotional and social support for children who find it difficult to engage socially or in the classroom: ELSA time
To provide small group support to develop oral-language skills in reception: Time to Talk intervention
To provide one-to-one support for basic learning skills e.g. number work, phonics, reading and handwriting – with an emphasis on transferring these skills to the classroom: 1:1 Pupil Premium Learning Support Assistant time
- To fund or part-fund extra-curricular activities, Breakfast Club and uniform costs to enable full inclusion and engagement: Hardship Fund.
- Sports Premium Funding used from January 2019 to subsidise attendance at one sports club after school each week for pupils eligible for Service/Pupil Premium funding.
The nature of the support selected for 2018-2019 is supported by evidence from the Education Endowment Foundation and/or school-based evidence of effectiveness. Support is specifically targeted to address barriers to achievement.
Impact of Quality First Teaching and additional support on pupil achievement
Reception: There were 2 Pupil Premium children and 2 Service Premium children in YR at the time of assessment; 0% Pupil Premium and 50% (1) Service Premium children met their age-related expectations (Early Learning Goals) in summer 2019. Where children missed their Early Learning Goals (ELGs) it is was by one ELG only. 50% (1) Pupil Premium and 50% (1) Service Premium exceeded age-related expectations in several ELGs.
Y1: There were 2 Pupil Premium children and 1 Service Premium child at the time of assessment; 100% (2) Pupil Premium and 100% (1) Service Premium children in Y1 during 2018-19 met the threshold for the Phonics Screening Check.
Y2: There were 4 Pupil Premium children in Y2 at the time of end of year assessments; 75% (3) reached the Expected Standard (EXS) in Reading, Writing and Maths. 25% (1) achieved Working Towards the Expected Standard (WTS) in Reading, Writing and Maths. 100% (4) reached the Expected Standard (EXS) in Science.
There were 3 Service Premium children in that year group. 100% (3) reached at least the Expected Standard in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science. 100% (3) were Working At Greater Depth (GDS) in Reading.