Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.

It’s allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country

You can find further information about the pupil premium in Pupil Premium Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 174KB, 8 pages) .

Pupil Premium is an additional amount schools receive from the government to support areas of deprivation. The amount each school receives is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).  Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

The small numbers of pupils we have at our school means that if we put the detailed information on our website that the government suggests individual pupils and families and pupils could be identified. Our Pupil Premium Plan therefore talks in general terms about the areas where we will be directing spending.

How do we use this money wisely?

Mrs Corner

Mrs Corner looks after individual children and makes sure that everything is going well at school and that they are doing well with their school work. She works with the teachers to make sure that everything that should be provided is in place and working well for the child. She keeps in close touch with the Headteacher, and lets her know if there are any problems. She helps make sure that children have excellent attendance at school so that they can do their very best.

Mrs Corner, Mrs Firth, Mrs Trowsdale and Miss Clarke

These Teaching Assistants each belong to one class, so they know all the children really well. They take part in all the same training sessions as the teachers, and work hard alongside the teachers to ensure that children have all the help and resources in class that they need to succeed.  They also all have different specialisms which mean that they are very skilled at delivering extra support if needed.

Giving Every Opportunity

To make sure that all children have every opportunity for social and cultural experiences as well as access to the very best learning resources, we spend money on things like providing extra-curricular activities and offering a longer school day with access to learning resources, including computers and homework support, in our Seashells after-school club.

How do we know we are doing a good job?

Our governing body works with teachers and the Headteacher to find out whether the money we have spent has made an improvement on pupil achievement. If the Governors do not think the money is doing a good job, we change things quickly.