Pupil Premium Report to Parents 2016-2017
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. Provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.
The Pupil Premium funding that the DfE provides is not necessarily intended to be specifically allocated to individual learners and schools have the freedom to decide how it can best be spent to ensure that the maximum number of learners are supported.
We consider how to allocate pupil premium money on an annual basis following rigorous data analysis and careful consideration of the needs of the children within this group. This Action Plan for Pupil Premium spending focuses on whole-school strategies that impact all pupils: including strategies that target under-performing pupils, and specific strategies targeting pupil premium pupils. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of Pupil Premium funding, and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress. Ensuring all staff share responsibility for Pupil Premium actions enables our school to develop a strong support, leading to improved outcomes for all Fellside children.
In 2016/17 the DfE allocated £1,320 per eligible primary aged learners eligible for free school meals; £1900 for ‘looked after’ children (i.e. in care, or adopted); and £300 for children from armed services families.
The profile of eligible learners at Fellside during the current financial year is as follows:
- Eligible for free school meals 2%
- Looked After – 2%
- From a Service family 1%
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