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Albany Junior School Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on roll who currently eligible for free school meals (FSM), or have received free school meals in the last 6 years (FSM6). A smaller amount is allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more.

 

The number of children who are currently eligible for free school meals or have been in the previous 6 years is well above the national average at 48.7%. The barriers to learning for our children can be poor attendance, a lack of breakfast before school, a lack of support for learning outside school, instability and lack of routine outside of school or poor hygiene and diet. These barriers can lead to gaps in learning, a poor attitude to school and learning, feeling socially isolated, low self esteem and ultimately underachievement both socially and academically.

 

Our Pupil Premium Strategy sets out the support we have put in place.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our school. The strategy costs out how much we intend to spend, the desired outcomes and the impact we will be measuring through improved academic outcomes.

 

The premium is to be spent in making sure that vulnerable children make good progress and are able to have the same chances as other children. We set this right at the heart of everything we do.

Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged Pupils) Report: 2016-2017

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant received

Total number of pupils on roll

198

Total number of pupils eligible for PP

98

Amount PP received per pupil

£1300

Total amount of PP received

£127,400

 

Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged Pupils) allocation

In 2014-2015, 78 pupils at the school were eligible for the Pupil Premium.

In 2015-2016, 89 pupils at the school were eligible for Pupil Premium.

The current Pupil Premium allocation is £1300 per pupil. In 2016-2017 there were 98 eligible pupils, meaning that the total Pupil Premium allocation received = £127,400. Of these 98 pupils 53 pupils are eligible for Free School Meals.

 

 

Class

No. per class

No. per year

Boys

Girls

FSM

FE6

PPG

3G

21

41

11

10

9

5

14

3R

20

11

9

7

2

7

4O

31

60

14

17

4

7

11

4H

29

11

18

4

9

13

5M

26

52

16

10

9

6

15

5W

26

16

10

7

8

15

6G

23

45

16

7

7

8

15

6T

22

13

9

5

4

9

 

198

198

108

90

51

48

9

 

Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged Pupils): previous year

Record of PP spending by item/project 2015/16

Item/project

Cost

Objective

TA nurture

£1,582

To ensure all barriers to learning are removed. To accelerate the progress of pupils falling behind.

Nurture resources

£500

To support the pupils attending nurture groups and to provide activities developing their resilience, confidence and relationships.

Intervention (TA)

£15,000

To accelerate the progress of identified PP pupils who have fallen behind.

Reading Intervention

(TA)

£16,167

 

To accelerate the reading progress of pupils entitled to PP who need to catch up/keep up.

Counselling/Play therapist

£13,237

Supporting identified pupils with emotional support, as appropriate.

Bio Club & mentoring

£45,000

 

To support pupils in class/lunchtime and playtime to ensure they are fully included/engaged in the life of the school. To provide after school provision linked to the needs of the pupils.

Breakfast Club

£11,000

To support pupils in attending school on time every day. To provide a consistent start to the day, ensuring pupils are prepared having eaten breakfast.

Vulnerable data analysis

£2,000

Funding allocated to the preparation of data analysis to track vulnerable groups of pupils attainment and progress. To identify gaps in learning and to target support and intervention as appropriate.

Enrichment & resources

£2,000

To cover the cost of enrichment provision within school, which are designed to support learning opportunities and provide hands-on, first-hand experiences

Subsidising the cost of school visit, including residential visits.

£7,500

To ensure all pupils have access to school visits to enrich their curriculum and remove the potential cost barrier.

Free School Meals

£12,000

To provide meals for the pupils in school and when on educational visits out of school.

Milk

£1,000

To provide milk for those pupils entitled to FSM

Extra-Curricular Activities

£2,000

To support pupils and ensure they have access to extra-curricular activities that incur and additional cost.

Armed Forces

£300

To support pupils in accessing the curriculum

Child Looked After (LAC)

£3,600

To support pupils in accessing the curriculum

The documents below give more detail on how pupil premium funding is allocated at Albany Junior School.