Pupil Premium funding is given to schools based on eligibility for Free School Meals over the last 6 years (excluding the infant free school meals provision). Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals (and additional Pupil Premium funding for the school to support your child) if you or your partner are receiving any of the following benefits:
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
Pupil Premium funding during the academic year 2016/2017
For the year 2016/2017 the school received £1,320 for each child known to have been eligible for Free School meals in any of the previous 6 years, £300 for each child whose parents have been in the services in any of the previous 5 years and £1,900 for each child who is in the care of the Local Authority.
For the academic year 2016/17 the school received £43,860
During the academic year 2016 to 2017, 2 Special needs teachers were employed on a part time basis to work with some pupil premium children individually and in small groups on work related to their Individual Education Plans or Learning Targets. This enabled pupils to make accelerated progress to address gaps in understanding.
Additional Teaching Assistant time was been purchased over and above that which would be available from the general school budget. Teaching Assistant time was directed towards supporting some pupil premium children in the classroom.
For details relating to our Pupil Premium funding allocation and how it is being spent please refer to the school’s Pupil Premium Strategy below