Pupil Premium

 

The Pupil Premium

 

What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) and children that have been in care for more than six months.

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. 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.

 

For the financial year April 2015 to March 2016 our school received £81,280 of Pupil Premium funding.

For the financial year April 2016 to March 2017 our school received £71,300 of Pupil Premium fundingThe percentage of Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (ever 6) is 13.40%. The national percentage is 19.2%.

The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is: 5.98% (as at 15/09/2016).

 During 2015- 2016 we used the Pupil Premium in the following ways:

  • Small group teaching in maths at Key Stage 2
  • Learning Mentor support for emotional health and well being
  • Funding Residential trips for children who are Looked After and for children who are eligible for Free School Meals
  • Funding specific musical instrument tuition
  • Intervention group strategies for all year groups identifying FSM children based on ability and need, including reading, phonics, maths and writing strategies
  • 1:1 tuition for all FSM children who are falling behind their targets plus bespoke interventions

 

This year we are planning to use the Pupil Premium as follows:

  • Small group teaching in maths at Key Stage 2
  • Learning Mentor support for emotional health and well being
  • Funding Residential trips for children who are Looked After and for children who are eligible for Free School Meals
  • Funding specific musical instrument tuition
  • Intervention group strategies for all year groups identifying FSM children based on ability and need, including reading, phonics, maths and writing strategies
  • 1:1 tuition for all FSM children who are falling behind their targets plus bespoke interventions.

This year we are planning to use the Pupil Premium as follows:

  • Small group teaching in maths at Key Stage 2
  • Learning Mentor support for emotional health and well being
  • Funding Residential trips for children who are Looked After and for children who are eligible for Free School Meals
  • Funding specific musical instrument tuition
  • Intervention group strategies for all year groups identifying FSM children based on ability and need, including reading, phonics, maths and writing strategies
  • 1:1 tuition for all FSM children who are falling behind their targets plus bespoke interventions

The impact of these strategies is measured throughout the year and adjustments made when necessary.

Contact the School

Woodfall Primary School

Woodfall Lane
Little Neston
Neston
CH64 4BT

Tel: 0151 338 2288
Fax: 0151 353 1402
admin@woodfall.cheshire.sch.uk

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