The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Headteachers and school governing bodies are accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:
- performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
- the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.
In 2020 – 2021, schools will receive £1,345 for pupils who are, or have been in the last 6 years, eligible for Free School Meals and £2,345 for any pupil identified as a Looked After Child in the January census. Looked after children are those children who have been adopted, subject to a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) or who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more. In addition, schools receive £310 for each child who has a parent in the Armed Forces.
If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals, even if your child already gets Universal Infant Free School Meals as they are in EYFS or KS1, please contact the office as eligibility for Pupil Premium will enable your child to access the support we have in place. Follow this link to more information on the NYCC website.
How can schools use the Pupil Premium?
Individual schools can decide how to spend the Pupil Premium, according to the needs of the pupils. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding. Reports by the Sutton Trust/Education Endowment Fund (EEF) on which types of support and interventions are most beneficial are taken into account when deciding the best use of the additional Pupil Premium funding.
Our Objectives in spending the Pupil Premium Grant:
- To remove barriers to learning.
- To accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment
- To support social and emotional development that enables children to learn.
- To broaden experiences and widen opportunities for children.
How is Sutton in Craven CE Primary School spending the Pupil Premium funding 2020-2021?
We track the progress and attainment of all children in school, which enables us to provide additional targeted support for those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. Some examples of how we are using the Pupil Premium this year are:
- Teaching Assistant Support for small groups and 1: 1 work to close the gaps in attainment
- Deliver interventions to support catch up folowing time away from school due to COVID – 19
- Continue to make improvements to our EYFS provison and environment to support high quality interactions and learning
- Staff training to further support learning
- Subsidising the cost of educational visits and out of school clubs and activities
- Contributing to SELFA (Skipton Extended Learning for All) to provide out of school clubs and holiday activities
At Sutton in Craven CE School, we have been allocated £46,935 for the academic year 2020-2021
A Three Year Pupil Premium Strategy Plan will be put in place for 2020-2023 in line with government guidance.
For further details on how we have spent our Pupil Premium funding, please see the grant reports below: