Schools are currently given Pupil Premium funding of £1385 per pupil for those whose families who have registered for FSM or who have been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. In addition, schools receive £2410 for each pupil who are looked after or have been adopted from care.
KS1 and Free School Meals
Since September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have automatically been entitled to a free school lunch. However, registering for free meals could raise an extra £1,385 for the school. These funds enable our school to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to the benefit all children.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
The range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could include:-
*Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective assessment for learning and accelerating progress
*Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
*1 – 1 support
*Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained LSAs or external agencies: –
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age-related expectations. Initially this will be in communication, English and Maths.
Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on free school meals to achieve expected at the end of their KS.
We also consider approaches to support our pupils in their SEMH needs
You will be able to view previous pupil premium overviews and its impact by clicking on the side links that can be seen in the section on your right or below depending on how you are viewing this