What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding was introduced in September 2011. It comes from outside the school’s budget and is a separate specific grant.
The Pupil Premium is funding given to schools for the following children:
- Children from low income families who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)
- Children of service families
- Children who have been looked after for 1 day or more continuously for more than six months.
- Children were adopted from care on or after December 30th 2005
Pupil Premium was extended for 2012–13 to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools can choose how to spend the Pupil Premium. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. New measures have been included in the performance tables that show the achievement of pupils who attract the Pupil Premium. We have included these tables in our Pupil Premium report to parents for you to see how this funding has helped to raise the attainment of children in Key stage 1 and 2. Click on the document below to view how we spend our Pupil Premium and the impact it has had.
We are pleased to report that the expenditure continues to have a positive impact on pupil progress and attainment. In the Numbers Count Programme pupils have made good and outstanding progress and the programme has also helped raise their self-esteem – therefore we have quantitative and qualitative data and information about these children.
Data shows that pupil progress in Phonics in Year 1 has been good and outstanding. Children are better prepared for the National Phonics Test which they will sit in June.
Taxis for certain have ensured that our approach to pupil welfare and wellbeing is outstanding; this has ensured the inclusion and safeguarding of vulnerable children.
We are required to publish details of our Pupil Premium allocation, how we plan to spend the allocation in the current year, how the previous year's allocation was spent and the impact of the expenditure on the attainment of those pupils for whom the funding was allocated.
At Wolsey House Primary School:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
- Providing small group work with experienced, skilled teachers/teaching assistants focused on diminishing the difference between those identified as disadvantaged and the non-disadvantaged
- 1:1 support
- additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or use of external agencies
- acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. This will be primarily in Literacy and Numeracy
- Pupil premium resources will be used to target more able and talented children on FSM to achieve the greater depth at the end of KS1 and the end of KS2
- The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘diminishing the difference’, for socially disadvantaged pupils