Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium Grant 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.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011.  Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased.  Schools and academies receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years and for children who are in, or who have left, local authority care. This funding is provided to enable schools to provide additional interventions to accelerate the progress of children from these groups.

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools received £1,320 for each pupil from Reception to Year 6 who was registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Schools also received £1,900 for each pupil who had left local authority care due to:

  •          adoption
  •          a special guardianship order
  •          a child arrangements order
  •          a residence order

Some or all of the Pupil Premium grant may be carried forward to future financial years.

The Pupil Premium Grant at De Beauvoir Primary School:

Our Vision states that:

We encourage every pupil to strive for excellence, understanding the importance of high expectations for those from traditionally underachieving groups;

We therefore recognise our duty to raise achievements for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and understand that often these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils. We are determined to achieve this.

At De Beauvoir, we focus on a wide range of support aimed to tackle the many barriers to progress including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focusing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first-hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.

We use our rigorous assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and we undertake to discover why.

We use data to identify and target children for interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.

We carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.

The headteacher and governors have a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.

We ensure that all class teachers, phase leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and closing attainment gaps.

Pupil Premium Reports

During the 2018-2019 financial year, we will receive approximately £247,420.

During 2017-2018, we received £249,351.

During 2016 – 17, we received £288,804.

For 2015 – 2016, we received £286,440.

For the year 2014 – 2015, we received £261,300.

PPG Strategy Review dates: July 2018 and March 2019