Pupil Premium

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 (2017-18)

For the last academic year (2017-18) we received £94,014 in Pupil Premium. 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. A designated member of the Senior Leadership Team supervised the progress of children who received this support, and close communication with teaching staff ensured that there was support for all eligible pupils.

As a result of the extra support and monitoring, pupils that were eligible for Pupil Premium funding achieved higher than the National and Local Authority averages in all subjects.

More details about how our Pupil Premium Grant was used last year can be found below.

Pupil Premium Grant expenditure report 2017-18 (PDF file)

Intervention plan for this year (2018/19)

This year, we have received £82,836 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
  • 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
  • the Family Support Worker continues to assist parents 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
  • 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 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 and are overcoming any barriers to learning
  • 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 below.

Pupil Premium Policy 2018-19 (PDF file)