The Pupil Premium
What is it?
“The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. In 2011/12 when the funding was first allocated, the pupil premium was £488 per child, £200 for children of Armed Forces families. This will rise to £1300 and £300 respectively in 2014/15. From April 2012 the coverage of the Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.” Cambridgeshire Local Authority
How much pupil premium money did Colville Primary school receive in 2015-2016?
The pupil premium allocation for Colville Primary School this year was £ 99,300.
How is it spent?
We have used the funding in a variety of ways, including;
Provide funds for parents to purchase uniform, pay for trips and afterschool activities
One to one intervention
Support children to attend out of school clubs such as gym and dance
Freshstart groups before the school day starts
Additional teacher to support intervention group work
Additional release time for SENCO to coordinate support
Running of Nuture groups
Measuring the impact
The Pupil Premium finances are strategically directed to raising pupil attainment and well-being, and progress is carefully tracked to ensure that pupils who are eligible for pupil premium benefit from targeted interventions. The governing body and head teacher monitor the deployment of all resources including finances to ensure that it has a positive impact on children’s learning including for children who would be at risk of falling behind.
Does it work?
Colville Primary School uses a whole range of strategies to ensure that every child achieves their full academic potential.
In 2016, pupil premium children at Colville School achieved above the average scaled score for all children nationally, in reading and maths at KS2.
Where can I get more information?
For more information about how we plan provision and track progress please speak to the Headteacher
I am not sure if my child would be eligible for FSM, where can I get more information?
Please speak to the School Office for advice on how to apply for Free School Meals