Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

What is the pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.

Rates for eligible pupils

The PPG per pupil for 2017 to 2018 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupilsPupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £1,900
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £1,900
Service children-
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £300

 How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.

At St Michael's CE Primary School we pride ourselves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students with a specific focus on raising achievement especially in reading and writing.

Why is there a pupil premium?

Students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on Free School Meals in the previous six years achieved five or more A*- C grades, compared to more than two thirds of their fellow students.

How many pupils at St Michael's are eligible for the Pupil Premium?

Currently 27% of students at St Michael's are eligible for the Pupil Premium

What are the barriers to learning?

When identifying barriers to learning, we consider the following for individual children and cohorts:

-          If the child remains on FSM

-          If the child is registered as SEND

-          If the child is looked after or adopted from care

-          If the child has been subject to a safeguarding plan, has been a child in need, or is receiving Early Help

-          If the child has received social and emotional support such as nurture or mental health support

-          If the child is from a single parent family or has separated parents, including bereavement

-          If the child is from a larger family with a large number of siblings

-          If the child was born prematurely or is a summer born child.

Our school’s typical barriers are as follows:

-          Difficulties such as poor housing and low income.

-          Unsupported learning habits at home e.g. the home may lack resources for learning and pupils may not have had reading modelled to them. The children may not have adequate support for homework.

-          Pupils may have family circumstances or expectations that impact negatively upon their learning and ability to take up extra-curricular opportunities.

-          Social and emotional issues resulting in low confidence and self-esteem.

How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At St Michael's the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

The following downloads show the allocation of pupil premium spending and predicted / recorded impact of this spend.

All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.

For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit:-
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

Date of next Pupil premium spending review willl be Summer 2018