In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) . This provides funding for two policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
The Grant is allocated according to the number of children meeting the following criteria:
- Pupils who currently, or have in the last 6 years, been eligible for Free School Meals
- children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
- Pupils recorded in the January 2019 school census who were eligible for the service child premium since the January 2013 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2019 school census.
This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
As a school we make decisions on how best to allocate the money in order to ensure it has the most impact on the attainment of our Pupil Premium pupils. These decisions are set down in our Pupil Premium strategy each year. This is overseen by the governors. Our Pupil Premium strategy for the current year is attached below. It contains
- a breakdown of the money receive
- an overview of the current barriers to learning we have identified within the Pupil Premium group
- an outline of the initiatives and strategies we are going to adopt through the year to maximise pupil premium attainment. Within this there are approximate costing and the impact is reviewed throughout the year.
If you think you may be eligible for Free School meals, even if your child already gets them because they are in EYFS or KS1, please contact the office as eligibility for Pupil Premium will enable your child to access many of the initiatives we have in place. Follow this link to more information on the NYCC website.
For more details of how the money is spent please read the strategy by clicking on the link below.
Some examples of things we have included are:
- Regular meetings with parents and pupils to discuss their reading
- Specific interventions to help with reading and maths
- Pastoral support
- Paying for swimming lessons
- Developing reading across school
- Developing active learning.
- Maximising the impact of teaching assistants