The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
- - Registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- - In care for 6 months or longer
Pupil premium funding per pupil is currently £1320.
Funding to support looked-after children is also paid to schools. This is £1,900 for each eligible pupil.
Eligibility for funding will be extended to all children who:
- - Have been looked after for 1 day or more
- - Were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 left care under:
- - A Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005
- - A Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991
In the 2015-2016 financial year, when West Didsbury CE opened, pupil premium funding for each eligible primary-aged pupil was £1320.
West Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2015-16: £3960 (3 children)
West Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2016-17: £9240 (7 children)
West Didsbury CE Prupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2017-18: £11880 (9 children)
Our Pupil Premium allocation is used to support pupils by:
- providing a lot of teaching assistant support throughout the school, thus enabling targeted group work and 1:1 support when necessary
- subsidising school trips and music provision to enable all children to take part
- subsidising before and after school care to enable all children to be able to access this care
- subsidising extra curricular clubs to enable all children to take part
- focussed interventions where appropriate
The effect of this spending on children is not yet evident in our results because often this is a cumulative effect on the time a child has been in school. We have seen a marked increase in attainment in our pupil premium children in year 1 who did not meet a Good Level of Development in EYFS but who did meet the expected standard in phonics. Only one out of four of our pupil premium pupils reached a Good Level of Development at the end of EYFS 2016-17 but we are confident that a far greater percentage will reach the expected level in phonics and we intend to ensure that our pupil premium children meet Age Related Expectations at the end of Key Stage 1 and certainly when they leave our school at the end of Key Stage 2. We have a number of interventions in place to address this and expect better results at the end of this year. Please see our attached Pupil Premium Strategy report and our Pupil Premium Policy for further details.