Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, we have been required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
Is your child missing out on extra help with funding for trips, residential visits, extra equipment, after school clubs and tuition?
Even though all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 now receive a free school meal, in order for your child to benefit from extra help with funding, equipment and extra support, you MUST still register for free school meals. Even if your child has a packed lunch they can still benefit from this extra funding! Parents of children in Key Stage 2 should also apply.
ARE YOU CLAIMING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS?
If so, your child could benefit from an extra £1320 worth of extra help and support through the Pupil Premium funding. In previous years, the Pupil Premium funding has allowed children in school to receive additional support through: -
Any new successful applications for Free School Meals will receive a one-off payment of £100 per child of school credit, which can be spent specifically on paying for uniform, school trips, Year 6 residential, after school clubs and school swimming.
If you’d like to find out more about free school meals please visit the Warwickshire County Council website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals to apply. Alternatively, please come into school and either Mrs. Young, Mrs. Weatherhead or Mr. Hilton would be pleased to help you with your application.
2014–2015 Expenditure of the Pupil Premium Allocation
In 2014-15 and 2015-16 the school employed a member of staff to provide targeted support for pupils in Reading, Writing and Mathematics through one-to-one or small group work across the academic years. They worked closely with our SENCO and class teachers to ensure that interventions were targeted specifically to meet pupils’ needs. The school also devolved some of the funds to provide pastoral support for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium who may benefit from this provision, e.g. Play Therapy.
In 2016-17 we plan to use the Pupil Premium funding in the same way.