Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.
Schools get £310 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
This funding is to help with pastoral support.
Pupil premium funding is not allocated based on academic ability. Schools and local authorities will receive funding based on all of the children who are eligible.
The Government has given schools discretion in how to best use the funding to meet the needs of their children. At Bishopstone CE Primary much of the expenditure relates to the salaries of specific staff and services who have been employed to support, where needed, the children in the groups above. This includes the training and provision of an ELSA trained TA within the school. Money is also spent on extra resources and to fund specific activities which we believe make a difference. We have tried to use the money as effectively as we can but with the specific objectives of enabling pupils’ to reach their full potential, to maximise academic achievement and to overcome any social or welfare issues which might act as a barrier to learning.
Pupil Premium strategy statement 2021, click here.
At Bishopstone CE Primary we offer a range of provision. Our funding from 2021-2022 will go towards:
- Employing an additional part-time TA from November 2021 to providing small group work focused on overcoming gaps in learning - whose expertise includes phonics.
- 1:1 support
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through external agencies
- Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading.
- Arranging out of school projects to provide small group stimuli to increase confidence and therefore raise standards.
- Support with additional activities that require fees and would otherwise be out of reach for the child.
Pupil premium resources will also be used to target able children on
Where appropriate funding will be used to offer direct financial support to families to buy resources/services at school.
Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.
Within the school we have no LAC children (Looked After Child) so consequently no funding or reports linked to this (2021).