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/Ever 6).
- Who have been looked after immediately before being adopted, or placed on special guardianship or residence order immediately after being looked after (Post LAC). The funding for children who are currently identified as being ‘looked after’ is a separate allocation and is paid termly.
A Service Premium is generated by children from Service Families who are currently in the Armed Forces or if the child has been registered as a Service Child since May 2015. (Ever 6 services).
How much is it?
The level of the premium in 2020 – 2021 is £1345 per pupil fitting the criteria above for FSM/FSM Ever 6 children (Deprivation) £2345 for Post Looked After Children and £310 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 received funding for 81 pupils or 21% of pupils who qualified for Pupil Premium Funding based on the provisional funding allocation. This is due to be revised in Autumn 2020 and we believe that this will reflect the current register where 89 pupils are identified. This figure does not include our ‘Looked After’ children.
How much funding did we receive?
We have been allocated £100,595.
How are we planning to use the funding?
- Identified Pupil Premium Lead
- The full implementation of the Every Child Counts Strategy
- Pupil Premium Lead Teachers to provide small group support, 1:1 teaching and release time for teachers to pupil conference
- 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
- Specific focussed interventions improve reading attainment delivered by Pupil Premium Leader and Inclusion Leader
- Staff training focussing on quality first teaching and provision
- Part funding of ELSA to support pupils with their emotional needs – including Post Covid support
- Part funding of HSLW to work with pupils who have barriers to their learning – including Post Covid support
- Part funding of cluster PSA to support our families and their children within our school community – including Post Covid Support
- Support for families with school uniform, before/after school provision.
- Freedom Club, extra-curricular clubs, visits and music tuition – adhering to current Government guidance.
- Service Children Mess Club
Due to COVID 19 and the restrictions in place, we are working creatively to ensure that suitable provision is in place and barriers are overcome in a safe manner.
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 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