Pupil Premium is additional funding given to the school from the Government which helps raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the ‘attainment gap’ between them and their peers.
Grange Park Infant & Nursery School is fully committed to ensuring that every child receives the very best education and that all pupils reach their full potential in a safe, secure, welcoming and nurturing school environment where everyone is valued equally. We also understand that some children may have factors in their lives that can affect their progress at school.
Therefore we intend to use our Pupil Premium funding to offer ‘targeted interventions’ – additional support and resources which will help disadvantaged pupils match the attainment of their peers. You can see how effective these interventions have been (and see how we plan to continue this work) below.
Applying for the Pupil Premium grant
Parents are invited to complete a Pupil Premium application form when they join the school to check for eligibility. However, if your circumstances have changed, please contact the School Office for a new application form.
Children whose parents and carers receive the following benefits are entitled to the Pupil Premium grant:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit – with an income under £16,190 (from 6/4/10)
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
Please note that if you also receive Working Tax Credit then you do not qualify.
Your child is also entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant if:
- they have ever been/currently are Looked After Children (in care)
- they are adopted
- you or your partner have ever been/are currently in the armed forces.
Last year’s progress (2016-17)
For the last academic year (2016-17) we received £89,760 for children eligible in Key Stage 1, and £2067 for children eligible in the Early Years. Using this grant, we put in place targeted interventions throughout all year groups. This involved holding small group learning or one-to-one learning, using specialist teaching materials, and assigning staff to support children and families with specific needs. We evaluated how effective the interventions funded by the Pupil Premium Grant were, and found that:
- Children have raised self-esteem and confidence as a result of the interventions designed to support their emotional, social and personal development
- Our Family Support Worker has been successful in helping families in challenging circumstances
- Our EAL and Inclusion managers have been effective in assessing and supporting children who require additional help, and have also been effective in engaging with parents
- Our Higher Level Teaching Assistants have been effective in helping children with their reading, phonics, writing and mathematics
- Children who have found it difficult to make progress in reading, writing, spelling and phonics are now doing so thanks to the Learning Library, in co-operation with parents
- Our Breakfast Club has helped improve children’s attendance, well-being, nutritional health and social development.
More details about how our Pupil Premium Grant was used last year can be found below.
Intervention plan for this year (2017/18)
This year, we have received £94,014 in total, and we will continue our programme of interventions, ensuring that:
- we increase the number of children who are working at age-related expectations in reading, writing and mathematics
- we continue to support families who require it
- provide workshops and resources on a range of themes to support the curriculum
- the EAL Manager continues to support children who are at the early stages of using English as an additional language
- the Inclusion Manager continues to support and monitor pupils who are on the SEN register
- there is enrichment beyond the curriculum, including Bug Club, which allows parents and children to access reading books online which are appropriate to their reading level
A member of the Senior Leadership Team maintains an overview of Pupil Premium Grant spending, and the school monitors how well these interventions are working by holding regular pupil progress meetings, checking assessments, and using a tracking system to analyse performance data.
We will know when these interventions are working when:
- Pupils are making good progress (pupils in KS1 are making the ‘Expected’ level of progress, and in Foundation Stage they are showing a good level of development)
- Pupils feel they are making good progress
- Families feel they are being supported to help limit the difficulties they may be experiencing
For more information about our Pupil Premium grant and how it will be used over this academic year, please read our Pupil Premium Policy and Grant Expenditure Report below.
Pupil Premium Policy & Grant Expenditure Report 17-18 (opens in new tab)