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 (2019-20)
For the last academic year (2019-20) we received £70,479 in Pupil Premium. Using this grant, we put in place targeted interventions throughout all year groups.
Attainment of Pupil Premium pupils was raised by:
- Ensuring there was support for all eligible pupils
- Using Classroom Monitor termly to track the progress of PP pupils
- Monitoring assessments closely
- Discussing pupil progress termly with parents during pupil progress meetings, as well as inviting parents to workshops to share expectations and techniques to aid learning outside school
- Using data such as the National and the LA data, alongside the schools own data and tracking procedures
- Designating a member of the SLT to maintain an overview of the progress of Pupil Premium pupils
- Inviting eligible pupils to attend Breakfast Club, and assigning a member of staff to support reading during the Breakfast Club session
More details about how our Pupil Premium Grant was used last year and how it can be found below.
Intervention plan for this year (2020-21)
This year, we have received £73,430 in total, and we will continue our programme of interventions, ensuring that:
- we increase the percentage of children who are working at age-related expectations in reading, writing and mathematics
- senior leaders oversee interventions and assessment procedures to make sure that rigorous monitoring of progress throughout the year is maintained
- parents are included in supporting their child’s learning, using informative meetings and resources throughout the year
- there is intervention support at all levels focusing on writing, reading phonics and mathematics including small group learning, phonic interventions, writing interventions, one-on-one reading interventions and mathematics interventions
- the EAL Manager works in the Foundation Stage to assess children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) and support children who are at the early stage of acquiring English as an additional language.
- the Inclusion Manager continues to support and monitor pupils who are on the SEN register
- the Learning Mentor works with targeted children and families who require support
- our Breakfast Club allows pupils to attend school on time and receive a healthy breakfast
- there is enrichment beyond the curriculum, including performing workshops on a range of themes, as well as online services such as Bug Club and Mathletics which provides reading and mathematics activities wherever a computer, phone or tablet can be used
- we support children’s emotional and social development and learning including children who are eligible for Pupil Premium
- any pupil who requires support receives it.
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 that these interventions are working by:
- ensuring there is support for all eligible pupils
- using the ‘Classroom Monitor’ system termly to track the progress of Free School Meals (FSM) pupils
- monitoring assessments closely
- discussing pupil progress termly at Pupil Progress meetings
- designating a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to maintain an overview of Pupil Premium spending.
For more information about our Pupil Premium grant and how it will be used over this academic year, please read our Pupil Premium Expenditure Report.
Our Pupil Premium Policy can be found below.
Pupil Premium Policy 2019-20 (PDF file)