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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.

The DfE guidelines state:

Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Source DfE website

Percentage of children in Wilden VA Primary School eligible for Pupil Premium funding;

In 2019/20 – 30% of pupils

In 2018/19 – 26% of pupils

In 2017/18 – 18% of pupils

In 2016/17 – 14.5% of pupils

 2019 – 20

  • The school received £23, 080

This will be used to:

  • Provide targeted intervention groups for identified pupils in English, with a particular focus on writing
  • To support language development
  • To purchase a new phonics scheme and provide training for staff for effective delivery
  • Subsidise enrichment activities for eligible pupils, including trips and music tuition
  • Help access the extended school day, including transport if required
  • Support families during the school holidays
  • Assist with school uniform costs
  • To employ a Family Support Adviser

2018 – 19

  • The school received £21,760

This was used to:

  • Provide targeted intervention groups for identified pupils in English and Mathematics, with a particular focus on writing
  • Subsidise enrichment activities for eligible pupils, including trips and music tuition
  • Help access the extended school day, including transport if required
  • Support families during the school holidays
  • Assist with school uniform costs
  • To employ a Family Support Adviser

2017-18

  • The school received £12,460

This was used to:

  • Provide targeted intervention groups for identified pupils in English and Mathematics, with a particular focus on writing
  • Speech and Language
  • Subsidise enrichment activities for eligible pupils, including trips and music tuition
  • Help access the extended school day, including transport if required
  • Support families during the school holidays
  • Assist with school uniform costs
  • To employ a Family Support Adviser