Pupil Premium

The following explanation of pupil premium funding is an extract from the Dept for Education’s website.

“This money is allocated to schools by the Dept for Education in addition to main school funding. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.”

“Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures are being included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.”

Our main aim is to narrow the gap in attainment and progress for children in receipt of pupil premium.

Current Academic Year 

2016-2017 

Number of PP Percentage of PP in class
Reception
Year 1 5 20%
Year 2 10 35.7%
Year 3 11 36.7%
Year 4 8 27.5%
Year 5 11 45.8%
Year 6 6 24%

Our allocation for 2016/2017 (based on 184 pupils) is £95,040 and focused on the following areas:
Subsidising visitors to school and trips
learning mentor sessions
intervention programmes
Reading enrichment classes
pupil counselling
Reading packs for home
pastoral care and behaviour support

The impact of last 2015/2016 spending can be found here birstall-pupil-premium-2015-2016-and-evaluation