Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium Funding Statement

Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016

In 2011/12 the Government launched the Pupil Premium funding allocation to schools.

This money is given to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012/13 it was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. There is also an allocation for children who are in the care of the Local Authority.

At Urmston Infants we have a small proportion of our children who are eligible for this funding and our aim is to support this group of children identified as disadvantaged.

2014/2015 Allocation

The 2014/1015 allocation of Pupil Premium was in the region of £12, 076

This grant was spent on the following initiatives:

  • Allocation of Teaching Assistant Hours working with small groups to develop Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Training of qualified staff for intervention with under achievement pupils
  • Attendance strategies to promote/maintain good attendance
  • Subsidising some after school clubs
  • Subsidising some school visits

2015/2016 Allocation

The 2015/2016 allocation of Pupil Premium is £1,320 per pupil and the total allocation will be in the region of £7,920 for our school.

This grant is being spent on the following initiatives:

  • Allocation of Teaching Assistant Hours working with small groups to develop Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Training of qualified staff for intervention with under achievement pupils
  • Attendance strategies to promote/maintain good attendance
  • Subsidising some after school clubs
  • Subsidising some school visits

Measuring the Impact of the Pupil Premium Grant

Every child attracting Pupil Premium funding has a Pupil Premium Programme identifying their individual strengths, needs and areas in which they will be supported.

We currently have 3.8% children attracting pupil premium in comparison to 26% nationally.

Our tracking and monitoring systems are designed to ensure that all students attain to their potential and we place a particular focus on tracking the progress of our disadvantaged students.

There is currently no evidence to show specific correlation between those children attracting the Pupil Premium Grant and under achievement, with children making excellent progress relative to their starting points.

Due to lower starting points children identified as suffering deprivation attain slightly lower results at the end of KS1 than their peers in school. In 2015 75% attained Level 2 or above at the end of Key Stage 1 as opposed to 95% of the rest of the cohort. 25% attained a level 3 or above, which is higher than national but still lower than the 45% of their peers in our school.