The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between vulnerable groups of children, such as those children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), service children and children that are, or have been, looked after by the local authority or are adopted and their peers. This money is given to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are within these categories. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school.
Here at Collingbourne C of E Primary School, we receive £1,300 for every child who is registered for free school meals, £300 for each service child and £1,900 for any pupils in local authority care or adopted from care.
The school makes the decisions about how this money is spent. Each school must report on how the money was spent in a way that does not identify individual pupils.
In 2016/17 we will be receiving £14,100 of Pupil Premium money. We plan to spend this Pupil Premium money on:
- TA support
- Increased in class support for vulnerable children
- Small group intervention supporting Reading, Writing, Phonics and Maths
- Individual intervention Reading, Writing, Spelling, Phonics and Maths
- Spelling Punctuation and Grammar sessions
- Fine Motor Skills groups
- Pastoral support for individual children to improve well-being, self-image and self-esteem
- Pastoral support to support children to improve their ability to for relationships and work with others through Nurture Groups
- Free School Meals to those eligible
- Free school milk to those eligible
- ELSA support
Click the link below for a more in depth Pupil Premium Statement for this year and previous years.
Please contact the school if you feel that you may qualify for Pupil Premium.