What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to the school for pupils of low-income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals. In 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 Free School Meals measure).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked-after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel.
The main aim of the funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and young people. The funding equates to £1320 per eligible primary school child and £1900 per pupil for looked-after children who have been looked after for 1 day or more, are adopted or are under a Special Guardianship Order or Residence Order.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups.
School accountability for the pupil premium
The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections will report on how the school’s use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Schools are held to account through performance tables, which include data on:
- the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
- the progress made by these pupils
- the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
BWA Core Offer
BWA has a Core Offer for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. The school will assess which relevant elements of the Core Offer will apply to eligible children, dependent on their achievement, progress and needs as identified by the school within the allocation designated for Pupil Premium. The Core Offer for eligible pupils consists of the following:
- academic interventions and support to raise the attainment and progress in English –Reading, Phonics; Writing
- academic interventions and support to raise the attainment and progress in Mathematics
- enrichment activities to provide wider opportunities and enhance the self-esteem of pupils (these may include music and instrumental tuition discounts, free or discounted places at school-run clubs and external clubs where appropriate)
- interventions and support through small group work to develop Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) skills
- supporting in paying the voluntary contributions towards educational visits and activities
- discounted fees for the BWA Breakfast club
As a staff team we assess the pupils needs and work together to deploy resources to secure appropriate support.
BWA Allocation and Expenditure of the Pupil Premium
|2017 – 2018||£89, 760|
|2018 – 2019||£87, 120|
|2019 – 2020||£99, 640|
|2020 – 2021||£80, 700|
|2021 – 2022||£72, 630|
Pupil Premium Strategy Statements
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