ST NICHOLAS C OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY
PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT
From September 2012 Schools are required to report on their websites how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on pupil achievement.
Schools and academies will receive funding based on any children who have been eligible for free schools meals at any point in the last six years (ever 6) and who were captured on data returns at key census points.
The pupil premium grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
- Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers
- Support children with parents in the regular armed forces
The Department for Education has clear expectations how the Pupil Premium Grant should be spent, however it is down to the school leadership team to decide how best this funding may be used to support these groups:
- for the purpose of the school, i.e., for the educational benefit of pupils registered at the school
- to ensure the aims as outlined above
- on community facilities and extended services which support the children and their wider family. For example providing after school care facilities to support adults training or return to work
St Nicholas Church of England Primary School and Nursery
Pupil premium funding
Our school – Annual report – for community publication:
In our school, throughout the curriculum, we aim to support underachieving pupils and vulnerable pupils through securing good achievement and most importantly progress, in basic skills as measured by outcomes in mathematics, reading and writing as well as providing wider curriculum opportunities.
We consider the needs of the whole child and prioritise social and emotional support to enable children to secure the best possible progress in our school. We are very conscious that our school is small and so every possible effort is taken to secure confidentiality when reporting the impact of funding.
This work has yielded success, PP& CLA children in KS1;
The gaps in achievement between disadvantaged pupils in Year 6 and others were too wide in 2015. Interventions were not monitored closely enough and their effectiveness had not been measured.
All interventions were stopped in the spring term of 2015 and a review of their effectiveness was undertaken. The support and interventions that are now in place to support disadvantaged pupils are tracked carefully and are known to be successful. There are small numbers of disadvantaged pupils in each year group but the school’s assessment data and a scrutiny of pupils’ work shows that gaps have either closed completely or are very narrow.
In Years 1 and 5, for example, disadvantaged pupils are doing slightly better than other pupils in reading, writing and mathematics. In Year 6, disadvantaged pupils have virtually closed the gaps and are making very strong progress.
- Ofsted, 2016