What is it?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Why has it been introduced?
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 Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Other groups that may also be able to access Pupil Premium are children who have been Looked After (LAC) and children of Service Personnel. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
2016 - 2017 Pupil Premium Strategy
Below is a link to the Richardson Endowed Primary Schools Pupil Premium Strategy for 2016 - 2017. We will review our strategy in July 2017.
Financial year 2016 to 2017
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
- £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
£300 per service family pupil
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local authority-care because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.
For the Financial Year 2016- 2017 our school will receive £22800 of Pupil Premium funding. For the financial year April 2015 to March 2016 our school has received £23400. The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is: 9.1% the national percentage is 26.6%. The school receive Ever 6 funding which is for any children that have received Pupil Premium in the last 6 years.
During 2015 - 2016 we used the Pupil Premium as follows:
- Additional Teaching Assistant hours to work on a personalised basis with children eligible for Pupil Premium or Ever 6 Funding.
- Additional teaching time from an outstanding teacher.
- Funding for X1 school club per term for children who are eligible for Pupil Premium or Ever 6 funding.
- Funding for X1 class visit per year.
- Funding for instrumental tuition which will be arranged by the school.
Attainment of disadvantaged children receiving Pupil Premium Funding at Richardson Endowed Primary School – Key Stage 2 SATs 2014
- 100% of disadvantaged pupils achieved Level 4+ in Reading, Writing and Maths compared to 83% of other pupils (all pupils) nationally.
- 50% of disadvantaged pupils achieved Level 5+ compared to 29% of other pupils (all pupils) nationally.
- Disadvantaged pupils at Smalley gained an average point’s score of 31.5 compared to a national average of 29.4 for all other pupils.
- 100% of disadvantaged pupils made expected progress levels in all subjects compared to the National Averages of 91% in Reading, 92% in Maths and 92% in Writing.