Pupil Premium 2017-18
At Grange First School we pride ourselves on the high levels of attainment and achievement of every one of our children. We endeavor to support every individual in every way we can to strive towards their full potential.
The aim of the Pupil Premium money is to support our children from lower income families and to ensure we work closely with families to ensure any barriers to these pupils achieving and attaining as highly as other groups right across the curriculum are removed.
Purpose of Pupil Premium
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. In April 2014 funding was made available for children who have been adopted or have guardians. The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. In 2014-15, the funding rose to £2.5 billion, with £1300 for primary-aged pupils, £935 for secondary-aged pupils and £1900 for all looked after children, adopted children and children with guardians.
The government asks head teachers and school leaders to decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
- the reports for parents that schools have to publish on their websites.
We review, evaluate and adjust the impact of our Pupil Premium Spend every term. This is led by our Inclusion team.
For an evaluation of the impact of Pupil Premium in 2016-17 and to see how we are spending the Premium in 2017-18 in our school please open the downloads below.