The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
Schools also receive £300 for each pupil in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
The percentage of children in receipt of pupil premium funding in our school in September 2016 is 19%.
Pupil Premium funding for Downs View in 2013/14 was £39,600, in 2014/15 £74,390, 2015/16 £86,960. Funding for April 16 – March 17 is £92,380
How is Pupil Premium Funding spent at Downs View?
All pupils receive their entitlement. The type of support that each child receives is child centred and needs led. The impact of support provided is reviewed regularly at pupil progress meetings. Support will vary from child to child. Our aim is that every child achieves their full potential and thrives on high levels of wellbeing and involvement through equality of opportunity.
Pupil Premium provision includes the following:
- Learning Intervention and Support sessions to close attainment and progress gaps in reading, writing, maths and phonics
- Support for specific programmes e.g. Fizzy, Jump Ahead
- Educational resources
- Art and Lego Therapy
- Parent Support ( including Family Liaison Officer Support)
- Financial Inclusion Support e.g. payment of school trips, purchase of school uniform
- Extra-curricular clubs provision, e.g. musicality and football
- Access to Educational Psychology Programmes
- Access to 8:30 Club
- Forest School provision
- Attendance at Pupil Premium days and G&T workshops
- Payment of School milk
The school pupil premium strategy document for 2016/17 demonstrates how funding was spent in 2015/16 and its impact, also the current strategy to diminish the difference between disadvantaged and other pupils.