What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to schools and is additional to main school funding. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individuals in their care. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to the school and is generated by children;
- Who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).
- Were or are registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years (FSM6).
- Who have been or are ‘Looked After’ (LAC).
- A Service Premium is generated by children from Service Families.
How much is it?
The level of the premium in 2018-19 is £1,320 per pupil fitting the criteria above for FSM/FSM6 children; £1,900 for Looked After Children and £300 for children from Service Families.
What should it be used for?
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they see fit. However, at Purbrook Junior School, we are accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils. By publishing online our intended spend for the year and information about how we have used the money, we can ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment/progress of pupils covered by the premium and the extra support they receive.
In making provision for ‘underachieving pupils’ we recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals or who qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant will be underachieving. We also recognise that not all pupils who are underachieving are registered or qualify for Free School Meals. We will use the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupils or groups of pupils that we legitimately believe to be underachieving.
Pupil Premium at Purbrook Junior School
How many pupils?
We currently have 85 pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium Funding. This is approximately 22% of the school population.
How much funding did we receive?
We have been allocated £97,480. This is based on the January 2017 Census which identified eligibility for 74 pupils.
How are we planning to use the funding?
- Pupil Premium Leader.
- Pupil Premium Lead Teachers.
- Allocation of Learning Support Assistant time in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 to support pupils with specific interventions who also have SEND needs too.
- Before school, lunchtime and after school 1:1 tuition, small group boosters – mainly in Year 6, but not limited to.
- Sound Training for Year 6 pupils to improve reading attainment and spelling skills
- Part funding of Teaching and Learning Leader time – aim to raise attainment of all pupils and with a focus on our most vulnerable groups
- Part funding of ELSA to support pupils with their emotional needs
- Part funding of HSLW to work with pupils who have barriers to their learning
- Part funding of cluster PSA to support our families and their children within our school community.
- Additional ‘top up’ support for pupils whose behaviour can be challenging and could affect their learning and the learning of others.
- Specialist music provision through the Hampshire Music Service
- Support for families with school uniform, before/after school provision, Freedom Club, extra-curricular clubs, visits and music tuition
If you have any questions about Pupil Premium funding or the way funding is being used, please come in and speak to either Mrs Maxwell (Pupil Premium Leader) or Mr Williams (Headteacher).
Pupil Premium Stategy 2019-2020 – Coming Soon!
Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019
Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018 Including Impact and Review
Impact and Review of Pupil Premium Grant 2016 2017
Pupil Premium Funding Guiding Principles for 2016-2017
Pupil Premium Statement 2016-2017
Purbrook Junior School Statement and Impact Review 2015-2016
Pupil Premium Impact 2014-2015
Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2013-2014