What is it?
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools by the Government
- for children from low-income families who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been in the last 6 years
- Looked after children
- Children of Service Personnel
Why has this funding been allocated to schools?
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 FSM and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
How should schools use this funding?
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
How has the funding been spent at English Martyrs’?
In the academic year 2011/12 the school spent the funding on:
· One to one tuition to support individual children
· Setting up intervention rooms for small group work
· Phonics training and interventions in KS1.
· Developing the use of the playground for physical literacy and numeracy.
What was the impact in 2011-2012
The school’s data analysis shows that the children who were targeted for support with this funding achieved well last year. For example:
· In the Year 1 Phonics Screening check 67% of English Martyrs’ Year 1 children achieved the expected standard compared with 58% nationally.
· By the end of 2011-12 KS1 attainment showed that children with FSM attained higher in all subjects than FSM children nationally.
· By the end of 2011-12 KS2 attainment showed that children with FSM attained higher in all subjects than FSM children nationally.
· Progress measures throughout the rest of the school showed that on average FSM children are now making the same (or better) levels of good progress as their peers in English and Maths nationally.
Reporting Pupil Premium
The grant allocation is allocated for each financial year but schools have been asked to report by academic year as this is more meaningful for parents.
- Pupil Premium Funding per pupil in 2013-2014 £900
- Pupil Premium Funding per pupil in 2014-2015 £1300
- Pupil Premium Funding per pupil in 2015-2016 £1320