The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011, as a way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are either currently eligible for FSM or have been eligible for FSM in the past six years. It is also allocated to children who have been looked after by a local authority (in care) at any point in their lives.
In September 2014, the Government introduced 'Universal Free School Meals' for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However, it is important that parents/carers of children in these year groups still apply (through completing a very short form!) for free school meals if they think that they may be eligible, so that the school receives pupil premium for them.
At Peasedown St John Primary School, we have looked closely at the needs of the pupils who receive Pupil Premium, in an effort to provide the right kind of support. We aim to make the best use of the Pupil Premium by tailoring it to the needs of our pupils.
At Peasedown St John Primary School, the Pupil Premium for 2016-2017 is being spent in the following ways:
- 1:1 Pupil Conferencing with all PP pupils and their class teacher in Term 1
- A specialist Care and Guidance Mentor
- Six Nurture Groups for children of different ages
- An additional Upper KS2 teacher for Literacy and Numeracy
- A range of additional Teaching Assistants to deliver targeted interventions across all year groups
- 1:1 support for pupils who have complex needs
- Sporting Family Change Mentoring Programme in KS2
- Additional Sporting Opportunities
- Additional Speech and Language therapy sessions
- A small number of funded breakfast club places
- Musical instrument lessons for children showing an aptitude for music
- KS1 lunchtime nurture group
- Y4 Residential trip subsidy
- Y6 Residential trip subsidy
- Y6 Study Books
Please see our annual Pupil Premium Strategy below for more details
If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, please contact the school office.
'The progress of pupils with special educational needs and those supported by the pupil premium is very good.'