St. Mary’s C of E VA Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to Free School meals or who has been entitled in the last six years. We have very small numbers of pupil premium children and as a result any really detailed information about impact would not be appropriate to publish as children are easily identifiable.
The purpose of this money is to accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment and in particular have an impact on disadvantaged pupils.
The below information gives details of the schools Pupil Premium Grant and how the funding is allocated.
In the 2017 - 2018 financial year schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years: £1,300 for pupils in reception to Year 6.
We were rated in the top 25% of pupil premium schools in England.
In 2017 - 2018 we received: £14,000.
We allocated this money in the following way:
To subsidise school trips for eligible individuals when requested. This helps promote learning and self-esteem.
To pay for classroom support.
Targeted interventions, in order to enable access to the curriculum.
To work with the LA pupil welfare department to ensure attendance of pupils is at the expected levels.
Support secondary transition.
Support time on a 1 to 1 basis in order to enable access to the curriculum through booster sessions and raising self-esteem.
Review meetings to work with parents, teacher and T.A.s.
Impact: Achievement of the majority of Pupil Premium pupils is in line with all children and in some cases above. The Inspection Dashboard reported that our Pupil Premium results are a strength of the school. The Governing Body and Head teacher will continue to monitor the spending and report on the impact during the school year.