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 2018/19 financial year, schools are receiving:
- £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age
- £300 for service children
- £2,300 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:
- Only 21 children classified as fluent in English in the census language proficiency rating January 2018.
- A significant number of languages spoken with over 44 recorded on SIMS data management.
- A rising number of pupils from European migrant 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 – approximately 60-71 pupils annually.
- A rising roll from 530 in 2014 to 779 in 2019.
- Exceptionally high levels of mobility; 200 children arriving and leaving every year for the last 3 years in succession.
- Significant disadvantage with over 550 children within the 5% disadvantaged score (IDACI index 0.3).
- 94% of pupils living within both the top 5% economic and health deprivation index in the country.
- 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 coupled with limited placements in the Local Authority for learning provision.
- The Pupil Premium review takes place annually in July. The most recent was July 2019.
Core areas of targeted expenditure 2018/19 include:
- Improve attendance of pupil premium children through family support.
- To track progress of children by identifying and monitoring core progress groups of learners.
- To provide targeted intervention for pupil premium children through TA and teacher support to maximise progress.
- To provide SEMH support for pupil premium children through DSL, PSA and TA staff.
- To provide wider opportunities to enhance learning.
- To ensure needs of LAC children are met and targeted support is identified and supported.
- To provide wider opportunities for children through access to residential visits.
- To target children for extended school services including breakfast club, after school clubs and holiday clubs.
The next review of Pupil Premium impact spend will be in summer term 2020.