Purposes of the Pupil Premium Grant*

  1. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
  2. In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium.
  3. For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings (special schools, behaviour units for example).
  4. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.

This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

* taken from the DfE website

Pupil Premium 2019 to 2020

AHPS  Pupil Premium Funding 2019 to 2020 action plan and spending

Pupil Premium 2018 to 2019

 
Total Number of pupils on roll (4th September): 420 (Reception to Year 6)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 6 (Free school meal entitled to Pupil Premium)
Amount of PPG received per pupil: £1320
Total amount received: £7920
AHPS Pupil Premium Action Plan 2018-19

Pupil Premium Evaluation Report 2018-19

Pupil Premium 2017 to 2018

 
Total Number of pupils on roll (4th September): 360 (Reception to Year 5)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 6 (Free school meal entitled to Pupil Premium)
Amount of PPG received per pupil: £1320
Total amount received: £7920
AHPS Pupil Premium Action Plan 2017-18

Pupil Premium Evaluation Report 2017-18

  

Pupil Premium 2016 to 2017

 
Total Number of pupils on roll (4th September): 300 (Reception to Year 4)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 3 (Free school meal entitled to Pupil Premium)
Amount of PPG received per pupil: £1320
Total amount received: £3960
AHPS Pupil Premium Action Plan and Impact Report 2016-17  

  

Pupil Premium 2015 to 2016

 
Total Number of pupils on roll (4th September): 240 (Reception to Year 5)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 3 (Free school meal entitled to Pupil Premium)
Amount of PPG received per pupil: £1320
Total amount received: £3960
 

  

Pupil Premium 2014 to 2015

 
Total Number of pupils on roll (4th September): 176 (Reception to Year 5)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 1 (Free school meal entitled to Pupil Premium)
Amount of PPG received per pupil: £935
Total amount received: £935
 

 


How do I know if I qualify for Pupil Premium

To find out if you qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant, please use the eligibility checker by visiting http://fsm.lgfl.net . Once you have accessed the website, you will be able to quickly and easily check if you are entitled. It gives you an immediate “yes” or “no” response and may notify the school.

IF YOUR CHILD WAS ENTITLED TO FREE SCHOOL MEALS LAST YEAR, YOU MUST STILL RE – APPLY USING THE ABOVE WEBSITE.


How we use the Pupil Premium

We provide each child eligible for pupil premium with a bespoke package of support,  tailored to their own needs and requirements. We look holistically at each child and work collaboratively with parents/carers to ensure the most appropriate package of support for each individual.

Research detailed by the Education Endowment Foundation about the efficacy of interventions in the context of Pupil Premium was referred to when we made decisions about which to deliver in the context of our school.

Pupil premium funding for each individual child is put towards the costs of providing support with interventions such as:

  • Effective feedback on pupil performance
    This means that we have trained our teaching staff to use marking and verbal feedback to children in such a way that it helps them to understand what they have learnt and what they need to do next to make good or better progress.
  • Development of peer feedback and support
    We have trained and developed staff skills, in order to support our children giving each other constructive feedback on their work. We have also introduced the practice of ‘peer tuition’, where older pupils support the learning of younger pupils.
  • Early Years’ Intervention
    This is to ensure that the majority of children are operating at an age-related level, in all core subject areas by the end of their Reception year.
  • One to one or small group tuition
    This is provided for pupils who are not making good or better progress in literacy and mathematics.
  • Speech and Language support
    Our Inclusion department works with children who need support in developing their speech and communication skills, and follows specialised programmes.
  • Enrichment of the curriculum
    We have introduced a school to school development programme with our sister school to support pupils’ engagement in their learning.
  • Numeracy and literacy interventions
  • Mentoring enabling tailored support
  • Parent/carer Support
    Our Head of Inclusion, along with our Head of Primary, work with our most vulnerable families in ensuring that pupils attend school every day and offers support for those children whose behaviour or emotional needs are impacting on their learning. We offer a programme of Family Workshops to parents and carers to help them support their child with their homework in targeted areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The Head of Inclusion regularly holds parent clinics and communicates with parents/carers via regular newsletters, which focus on whole school development areas.
  • Parental choice
    This element of the fund is allocated following communication with the parents/carers.
  • Teaching Assistant Support
    We use highly skilled Teaching Assistants to support groups of children with a range of need, in order to improve their attitudes toward school and learning.
  • Nurture Groups
    In the primary phase, we have invested in a trained, creative therapist to work with our children through a specialised developmental programme.
  • Pupil Progress Meetings
    We hold termly meetings with staff in each class to discuss the progress of each child in reading, writing and maths. These meetings are used to plan and evaluate interventions for children at risk, who might not make at least good or better progress and/or achieve their age-related levels at the end of the year.
  • Technology
    We have recently purchased a variety of technological aids for use in the classrooms. These act to motivate our learners and improve access to learning.
  • Support with Trips
  • Support with music lessons
  • Extra-curricular activities