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Pupil Premium

The government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011. This funding has been allocated to pupils who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

The level of premium for 2017-18 is £1,320 per primary pupils. Children who are 'looked after' will have a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families -  the 'Pupil Premium Plus', which was £1,900 per pupil. This is to reflect the challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers. Pupils from service families will receive £300.

This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children from more deprived backgrounds and their wealthier peers to ensure that they do not fall behind their peers.

The aim is to ‘close the gap’ between pupils from different backgrounds.

At English Bicknor School we:

  • organise our teaching and learning to meet the needs of all our pupils
  • ensure that appropriate provision is made for our pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and that disadvantaged pupils have their needs met
  • recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals are disadvantaged and also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged, receive free school meals.

2015-16 grant £17,000

2015-16 Provision:

  • provide breakfast club to ensure the best possible start to the day
  • provide after school clubs to extend learning opportunities
  • TA small group intervention: reading, maths, spelling
  • TA in class support
  •  Educational activities: music tuition, school visits and residential
  • Lunch time booster sessions
  • Maths resources

Download, from the link below, the 2016 KS2 SAT's results comparing pupil premium pupils with non-pupil premium pupils.

2016-17 grant £12,460

Pupil Premium continued to be used to provide  support from teaching assistants. This enabled the class teacher to have more time to work with pupils either individually or in small groups.

It  also subsidised special events, trips and visits and other enrichment activities, which aim to inspire pupils to learn something new and to broaden their horizons.

It was also used to fund resources for spelling and mathematics. Money was saved to invest in laptops for the following year.

There were no pupil premium pupils in Y6 for the 2017 KS2 SAT's.

File icon: pdf Pupil Premium impact 2016 [pdf 167KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf PP-strategy EB 2017-18 [pdf 600KB] Click to download