What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to schools for children of statutory age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children registered at the school whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The Pupil Premium funding is used for in-class academic attainment, extra-curricular outside the classroom, wider achievements and social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH).This funding is provided by the government to address potential inequalities in achievement and attainment for vulnerable children and to ensure provision of opportunities is in line with their peers.
Pupil Premium Plus+
The pupil premium plus (PP+) is for children in care or previously in care or looked after by a guardianship order. The additional funding for schools is to support and help raise their educational attainment and progress.
Service Child Pupil Premium (SCPP)
This is additional funding available for children of armed services personnel. Every service child is entitled to service child pupil premium while their parent is serving, and up to six years after the parent has left the armed forces (as long as it was claimed for 6 months prior to discharge). The funding is provided to schools to help support your child with pastoral support, learning and transition.
How is the funding used?
Schools decide how the Pupil Premium funding is allocated. However, the school is held accountable for how we use this funding to support children from low-income families. We are also required to publish details about this spending on our school website. This ensure parents are aware of how the funds are used, the range of opportunities provided and the impact of this support in our school. This financial support is given to help parents pay for school trips and residential visits, to ensure disadvantaged pupils receive the same provision as other pupils, and to help raise their self-esteem. Funding is also provided for extra-curricular activities, such as music tuition.
Your child's school may be entitled to pupil premium funding if you receive one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
- National Asylum Seekers Support
- Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
- Universal Credit (income dependent)
If you think your child may be eligible for this funding please click the link below to complete an online form.
Pupil Premium Strategy
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020/21
Our Pupil Premium Pupils
Flore Church of England Primary School has 23 pupils currently eligible for Pupil Premium, which equates to approximately 28% of pupils on roll.
There are a variety of strategies in place to support pupils, with most funding being directed towards one-to-one and additional teaching assistant support for disadvantaged pupils. We feel this strategy is of most benefit to our pupils as a concerted focus on key skills, alongside individualised pastoral support, will help pupils to thrive, both in school and in wider life as they mature.
The main barriers to learning for our disadvantaged pupils include a lack of parental engagement in some cases, and social/emotional issues in some cases. In addition, the marked contrast socio-economically between children who all live in the same village can be a barrier.
The impact of our Pupil Premium spend is measured by analysis of academic outcomes for pupils, compared with others of the same cohort, together with comparisons of the progress achieved.
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