The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. Schools receive funding for each child who is eligible. A child is eligible for funding if there are, or ever have been, ‘Looked after children’ (LAC) or if they currently receive free school meals or have received free school meals at any time within the last six years (Ever 6 FSM).
Currently, schools receive £1,320 for each pupil in Reception to Year 6 who is currently receiving free school meals or who is identified as ‘Ever 6 FSM’. Schools receive £1,900 for each ‘Looked after child’.
Schools must publish pupil premium data, including the amount the school is currently receiving, as well as setting out how the pupil premium funding will be spent and the impact it is having on the attainment of eligible and other pupils.
- At Bishop Ridley we try to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to ‘vulnerable’ groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are properly identified and addressed.
- We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We try to use Pupil Premium funding to support any pupils who can be described as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which identifies individuals; it is then used during the course of the academic year to support these children in a variety of ways;
- We acknowledge that other pupils may be supported alongside pupil premium pupils and will benefit from what is provided.
- We recognise that the needs of pupil premium pupils may not necessarily be academic, that they may be emotional, social, cultural or physical, and that we can use the Pupil Premium to address these needs.
- We strive to raise the aspirations of all pupils, by showing them what education can offer. By teaching them about the wider world we try to show them what opportunities can be afforded by valuing education, that we are all learners and that success comes from hard work and dedication.
Year 6 2017
Last year's pupil premium children did extremely well in the Year 6 SATs tests with 100% reaching the expected standard in maths and 71.4% reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG).