Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium eligibility and funding amounts

The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces.

Schools receive money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria. There

Schools can spend the grant as they see fit,  if it is to demonstrably improve the attainment of eligible pupils. Schools do not need to spend an equal amount on each pupil, or fund interventions that benefit only eligible pupils. However, the grant should not fund free school meals.

Publishing pupil premium information

Schools must publish pupil premium information on their websites.  For the previous academic year, they must set out how the pupil premium allocation was spent, and its impact on eligible pupils.

For the current academic year, they must publish a strategy setting out:

  • The amount of the school’s pupil premium allocation
  • The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils, how the grant will be spent to address these barriers, the reasons for this approach and how impact will be measured
  • The date of the school’s next review of its pupil premium strategy

The Royal School Pupil Premium Spending 2017-18

5 Pupil Premium children.

Total amount pupil premium funding expected: 6,600

We are in the continually identify barriers to learning for each child and strategies and resources are allocated to specifically assist each child.

Most of the pupil premium fund will be spent on individual support in specific subject areas alongside interventions that widen and deepen each child's life experiences.

Barrier identified

Intervention

*NB there is a crossover in that some interventions work towards overcoming more than one barrier.

Expected Cost

 

Limited reading and pre-reading experiences

Provision of resources to use at home.

£100

Extra teaching assistant one on one reading time. (This intervention also links to the barrier below)

£5500

Limited wider experiences to build vocabulary and links to reading, writing and general knowledge.

Wide experiences provided through trips (residential and day)

£400

Wide experiences provided through after-school clubs.

£600

 

 The Royal School Pupil Premium Spending 2016-17

8 Pupil Premium children.

Total amount received: 10,560

As we are a small school with a small number of pupil premium spread across the school there was no common barriers to learning that called for resources to be allocated to all pupil premium children as a group. The barriers for learning for each child were identified and resources allocated to specifically assist each child.

Individual pupils were tracked and reported on throughout the year and all pupil premium children achieved more than expected progress.

Barrier identified

Intervention

*NB there is a crossover in that some interventions work towards overcoming more than one barrier.

 

Cost

 

Result of spending

Limited reading and pre-reading experiences

Provision of resources to use at home.

£22.75

All children achieved more than expected progress in reading.

 

All children within Early Years Foundation Stage achieved Early Learning Goals.

Extra teaching assistant one on one reading time. (This intervention also links to the barrier below)

£9,310.00

Limited wider experiences to build vocabulary and links to reading, writing and general knowledge.

Wide experiences provided through trips (residential and day)

£381.00

Wide experiences provided through after-school clubs.

£337.75

Poor attendance due to illness.

Provide independent work that can be continued from home.

Covered within main budget

Attainment and progress at expected or above expected level throughout the year.

 

Extra teacher and teaching assistant time on return to school.

£1,330.00

Poor self-esteem

Encouraging and providing extension for talents.

£24.00

Increased positive social interactions.

 

Achievement of personal goals.

 

Participation in leadership opportunities.

ELSA support within school.

Covered within main budget