What is Pupil Premium and how do we use it?
Pupil Premium funds are additional monies allocated to schools by government to help them address the barriers to learning and close the gap in attainment for disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils on roll who are:
- In receipt of Free School Meals or have received Free School Meals in the last 6 years
- In Care or who have been under the care of the Local Authority for 1 day or more
- Children of British Armed Service Personnel or recorded as Ever 4 Service Children or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
- pupils adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and pupils who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order
- For each eligible pupil in 2021/22 the school expects to receive £1345. Students in care receive a higher amount and this is managed by local authorities.
At St Stephen's Primary we use Pupil Premium funding in an imaginative way to address the key barriers to learning, by improving communication skills; developing reading, writing and mathematics skills.
But we also recognise that education is not just about academic attainment and at our school we place a great importance on the social and emotional well-being of our pupils through our Nurture programme. Another important aspect of learning Pupil Premium is creating an opportunity to address is that of parental involvement. We work closely with parents to developing partnerships, build relationships to help tackle issues such as behaviour and attendance.
Schools are required to publish information on their website for parents/carers so they can understand how the monies are being used by the school to address the inequalities for disadvantaged pupils at the school and the impact the activities have on their attainment and progress.
The reports attached below detail the grant funding received, how it was spent and the impact these measure have had on the pupils at the school.