What Is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. 

First introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools;

  1. for children from low-income families who are eligible for a free school meal (or have been at some point in the past six years),
  2. for children in care of the local authority or who have been adopted from care 
  3. for children who have a parent in the Armed Services

What Is It Worth?

In 2016/17, our school recieved £17,900.

Rationale

Schools are able to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. At Langtoft Primary School, the rationale for the spending of the grant is;

  • The Pupil Premium is ring-fenced and spent on those pupils for whom it is intended
  • It will be used to provide good-and-better teaching 
  • Governors are involved in deciding how the Pupil Premium is spent
  • There is clarity in reporting to governors and to parents on what the Premium is spent on and the impact it is having
  • Governors, leaders, teaching staff and parents have high expectations of all pupils so that Pupil Premium-targeted pupils achieve their best
  • The progress and attainment of the most-disadvantaged pupils and other pupils at school level is tracked in the Prime Areas of Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development  along with the Specific Areas of Literacy and Mathematics (EYFS) and in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics (Y1 to Y6).  Attendance of pupils is closely monitored.

How Is It Spent?

1. Increasing Learning;

  • quality first teaching
  • intervention programmes
  • diagnostic assessments
  • resources to engage learners

2. Professional Development and Support

  • training costs and materials
  • specialist teaching

More Information

Click here for a more detailed report on expenditure of the Pupil Premium Grant and its impact for 2016/2017.

You may find the government's own website of interest https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings