What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers.
Currently, the premium is worth £1320 and goes to pupils who are currently on Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for (FSM) in the past six years, children in care, adopted children and service children also continue to qualify for the Pupil Premium.
The Premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported. The Government considers the above groups as indicators of deprivation, and has provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. This fixed amount of money is expected to increase every year for the course of this current Parliament. At Sandhurst we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment.
What is the school’s allocation of Pupil Premium Funding?
What percentage of our pupils are eligible Pupil Premium Funding?
The figures for Pupil Premium Eligibility are taken from the January census. At this time, we had 16% of pupils on roll who were eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. All of these were identified under the Ever6 category, (i.e. in receipt of Free School Meals at any point in the past six years).
What was the Pupil Premium Funding spent on in the academic year 2016-2017?
- Parent Support Advisor – supporting vulnerable families e.g. parenting skills,
- attendance and punctuality, transition to KS3
- Pupil Premium Conferencing – 2 termly 1:1 meetings with PPG pupils and
- their class teacher
- Resources to meet the individual needs of pupils
- Quality First Teaching and intervention – training and support e.g. attachment
- Financial assistance to ensure inclusion and enrichment i.e. Lunch time club,
- and contributions towards school trips
- Funding to attend Breakfast Club
- Reading incentives i.e. Bouncy afternoon, Read and Discover prizes
- Attendance incentives
- Summer holiday support resources
- Homework support resources
- Help with school uniform
What has been the impact of the Pupil Premium Funding over the past academic year?
Click on the link below to look at how we are closing the gaps between pupil premium children and their peers.
What is our Pupil Premium strategy?
Click on the link below to see our pupil premium strategy.
How will the funding be used in the 2017-2018 academic year?
Click on the link below to see how we plan to spend our pupil premium funding over the next academic year.
When is our Pupil Premium strategy reviewed?
Our pupil premium strategy will be reviewed in July every year, with a mid-year budget review in February.