Pupil Premium and FSM
What is Pupil Premium funding?
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium grant (PPG) is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of children who are eligible for free school meals or are in particular circumstances (e.g. children whose parents are serving in the armed forces, adopted and looked after children). The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to raise their attainment, and narrow any gap that may exist between them and their classmates.
Each year the amount of PPG money allocated to Wrington Church of England Primary School is determined by the number of children who qualify for free school meals (not including universal infant free school meals), or have done at any point in the past six years, even if the child is not currently in receipt of them.
Pupils qualify as being eligible for Pupil Premium at Wrington if they are in Reception to Year 6 and satisfy at least one of the following:
- They are in the care of the Local Authority
- They are children of Service Personnel
Pupils also qualify if their parents receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided the parents are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax credit
- Universal Credit – for those applying on or after 1 April 2018, their household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits they get). See section below for protections in place for those affected by the introduction of this income threshold
How do we spend Pupil Premium Funding?
Overview of how we spend pupil premium funding
Learning Support Assistant support in EYFS, KS1 and KS2
Enrichment and special curriculum activities
Targeted intervention groups
Learning Mentor interventions for social and emotional support (1:1 or small group)
1:1 intervention and intervention support
Purchase specific learning resources to support targeted intervention
Specialist curriculum lessons
Ongoing pupil focused CPD
Parental engagement - parental choice £50 per child (a new initiative from Autumn 2021
At Wrington we use this money in a variety of ways, based on educational research; we refer to the EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) toolkit as well as our professional practice, into what has the greatest impact on raising children’s attainment.
We intend that all our children who receive Pupil Premium funding make at least expected progress from their starting points and that they reach at least national expectations. We also expect the attendance rate to be at least in line with all pupils.
We may use this money to fund activities, equipment and teaching support to increase the children’s learning potential by helping to develop their social and emotional skills thus increasing confidence and self-esteem, as well as specific academic, physical, artistic or musical skills.
There are a number of ways we monitor and evaluate our provision, including academic (internal pupil progress tracker, learning observations, intervention records etc.) or social and emotional (including attendance records, behaviour logs, participation records, results of pupil or parent questionnaires etc.)
For further information see our documents below.
Pupil Premium Policy