The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. The Government introduced a fund of £625 million in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for:
- every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals
- children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer
From April 2012, pupil premium funding was also extended to:
- all children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
In the 2016/17 financial year, schools are receiving:
- £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age
- £300 for service children
- £1,900 per pupil for looked-after children who: have been looked after for 1 day or more are adopted leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order.
Barriers to learning for Ayresome Primary School
Ayresome faces a number of significant barriers to learning development:
- A school with very high mobility with over a third of the population
- Only 21 children classified as fluent in English in the census language proficiency rating January 2017
- A significant number of languages spoken with over 44 recorded on SIMS data management
- A rising number of pupils from European traveller communities with little or no schooling within every age group
- A rising number of appeals for entry to the school in all year groups
- A rising number of children missing in education (CME) due to mobility and cultural differences
- A rising roll from 630 in 2014 to 780 in 2016
- Significant disadvantage with over 550 children within the 5% disadvantaged score (IDACI index 0.4)
- A large number of migrant housing with 279 dedicated migrant houses in the immediate catchment area
- A large number of vulnerable children under safeguarding and Child Protection
- A rising number of children with significant SEND needs and limited placements in the Local Authority for learning provision.
The Pupil Premium review takes place annually in July. The most recent was July 2017.
Pupil Premium expenditure overview 2016-17
School received in 2016-17 £480,749 in dedicated pupil premium expenditure.
The number of eligible pupils was 361 on free school meals (£469,369) and 6 pupils in Looked After Care (LAC £11,400).
A detailed report of final expenditure in the financial year will be posted in April 2017, impact outcomes in July 2017.
Core areas of targeted expenditure in 2016-17 include;
- To target children for extended school services including breakfast club, after school clubs and holiday clubs.
- To provide enrichment for children through instrumental tuition for children
- To track the progress on higher ability pupil premium children, providing additional support to maximise progress.
- To increase attendance of pupil premium children through targeted intervention by Parent Support Advisors and Educational Social Workers.
- To provide family support through the Parent Support Advisor roles within school.
- To raise attainment of pupil premium children through targeted intervention across school through teaching assistant and teacher support.
- To provide support for Looked After Children through social, emotional and mental health support (SEMH) and targeted intervention.
- To provide wider opportunities for children through access to residential visits.
Core areas of targeted expenditure in 2017/18 include;
1. To improve attendance of pupil premium children through family support
2. To track progress of children, tracking core groups of learners.
3. To provided targeted intervention for pupil premium children through teaching assistant and teacher support to improve progress
4. To provide SEMH support for pupil premium children through parental support advisers, teaching assistants and the school’s social worker.
5. To provide wider opportunities to enhance learning opportunities
6. To ensure needs of LAC children are met and that targeted support is identified and provided.