The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publically fiuded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
For the period April 1, 2013 to March, 31, 2014 primary schools received:
£953 for each eligible pupil.
For the period April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 primary schools will receive:
£1,300 for each pupil eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
£1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:
Have been looked after for one day or more
Was adopted from care on or after December 20, 2005
Or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order
For the academic year 2014-15 the school expects to receive £42200.
For the academic year 2015/16 we received £44,460. We have 38 children eligible for pupil premium funding
At Ditton Junior School we use Pupil Premium funding to:
Provide teaching assistants to run interventions with individuals or small groups of pupils. This means that pupils who may need extra academic, social or emotional support receive appropriate provision.
Fund places at school clubs, including music tuition and swimming.
Meet contributions to the cost of school trips and residentials to ensure equality of opportunity.
Subsidise the cost of equipment and resources to close the attainment gap by accelerating learning.
Attainment data is continually updated and reviewed at SLT meetings and Pupil Progress meetings, as well as being reported to the governing body. The key objective is to ensure that Pupil Premium Funding is used effectively to raise attainment and narrow the gap between pupil groups.