Pupil Premium 

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

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” 
Source - DfE website

 

Pupil Premium at Grange Primary Academy

At Grange Primary Academy, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.

We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the schools own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.

 

Information to be Published to Parents

In place of the current requirements regarding information about pupil premium expenditure, schools are now required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy (see below) This should include:

 

  1. In the previous academic year: (2016-2017 see below - allocation and impact report)
  • how the pupil premium allocation was spent
  • the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils           

  

       2. The current academic year: (2017-2018 see below - strategy)

  • the amount of the school's allocation of pupil premium grant
  • details of the main barriers to educational achievement
  • how the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
  • how the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium
  • the date of the next pupil premium strategy review.

 

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 Pupil Premium Policy.pdf

See below

 Pupil Premium - A guide for parents.pdf

See below

 

Pupil Premium Spending

Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions, along with quality first teaching have started to have a positive impact on children’s attainment and self-belief.

 

Through targeted interventions we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the schools aims is to ensure that ALL groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.

 

Targeted support is being provided through small group, single year tuition in Years 3/4 and 5/6. Senior leaders also provide additional support through interventions/targeted teaching in Years 2 and 6. These interventions support children in knowing where they are and what they need to do to improve their work.

 

Increasing Parental Engagement has also been a focus at the school. A range of learning opportunities and resources have been provided to better equipped parents to support their children at home.

 

How will the school measure the impact of the pupil premium?

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures have been included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Grange Primary Academy, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Review meetings will take place at each milestone (approximately every 6 weeks) and will include a member of Senior Management, teachers, teaching partners and the Pupil Premium Champion.

 

At each milestone, the school will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for Pupil Premium who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.

 

Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item on the governors’ Curriculum and Standards Committee.

 

Designated staff member in charge: Mrs Beth Williams (Head of School) head@grange.gloucs.sch.uk

Pupil Premium Champion: Mrs Lauren Clark lclark@grange.gloucs.sch.uk 

Nominated governor: Mrs Pat Juby chair@grange.gloucs.sch.uk

 

Eligibility for free school meals

A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) and Gloucestershire LA has an online system for this.

You will need to enter your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number.  In addition, you will need to provide your child's name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

 

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

 

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the Head of School.

 

If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form.  Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school. 

 

File icon: pdf PP_strategy_report 1617 [pdf 191KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Allocation and Impact Review 1617 [pdf 393KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Strategy 1718 [pdf 222KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Policy [pdf 65KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium - a guide for parents [pdf 153KB] Click to download