The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding received by schools to support disadvantaged pupils.
At Spurcroft Primary we ensure that the learning needs of all pupils, including those who belong to disadvantaged groups, are met through consistently high quality teaching. Where appropriate, we also offer extra support for groups and individuals. This support could be focused on pupils’ emotional wellbeing, social skills, or academic skills.
We care about giving ‘every child, every opportunity’, and this is especially important for us when supporting disadvantaged pupils.
In September 2016 Ofsted reported that:
- The pupil premium is used well to improve the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and those disadvantaged pupils who are most able. The progress of disadvantaged pupils is tracked and monitored carefully. These pupils are provided with timely and effective support, including one-to-one support in specific subjects, to ensure that they achieve well. Leaders ensure that disadvantaged pupils are helped and encouraged to participate fully in all that the school has to offer.
Pupil Premium funding is provided for the support of children who are eligible for free school meals, or who have done in the last 6 years. The funding also supports children who are ‘looked after’. Pupils from service families are eligible for Service Pupil Premium funding and Early Years Premium supports pupils in Nursery.
If you think you may be entitled to apply for Pupil Premium funding please download a form from the bottom of the page, and send it into school. If you have any questions or would like advice please speak to Mrs Suzanne Rogers in the Office.
In the year September 2016-July 2017 Spurcroft Primary School received £97,388 of Pupil Premium funding based on 65 pupils. We planned how this money was to be spent based on the specific needs of our children. The actual spend, and the attainment of the pupils, was monitored in order to review the impact of this targeted funding. In the year September 2017-July 2018 we expect to receive £90,600 based on 53 pupils.
To read about how we spent the money over the last two years, the impact it had, and how we plan to spend the funding this year please download our strategy statements here:
Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17
Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18
Here is the form you need to fill in to find out if your child is eligible for Pupils Premium funding: Free-School-Meals-and-Pupil-Premium-form.docx
The lead member of staff for Pupil Premium is Mrs Tracy Davis and the Pupil Premium Governor is Mrs Catriona Francis.
Further details of the background to the Pupil Premium grant can be found at the Department of Education’s website here.