PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
- Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
- Support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6).
FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2017 – 2018
- £1,320 for each eligible primary aged pupil.
- £1,900 for each Looked After Child or child in the adopted system.
- £300 for each Service Child.
The Department for Education has clear expectations how the Pupil Premium Grant may be spent:
- for the purposes of the school, ie, for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school;
- for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies;
- on community facilities, eg, services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.
The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2018; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.
KEY PRINCIPLES FOR USING THE PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT AT WALFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL:
- Walford Primary School has a commitment to raise achievements for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and knows these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils and is determined to achieve this.
- Walford Primary School never confuses eligible pupils with low ability and strives to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels.
- Walford Primary School creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle a range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focusing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first-hand experiences and development of English and Mathematics skills.
- Walford Primary School uses rigorous assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and why.
- Walford Primary School directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers. The school uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.