Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to schools for children of statutory age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children registered at the school whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This funding is provided by the government to address potential inequalities in achievement and attainment for vulnerable children and to ensure provision of opportunities is in line with their peers.
In 2013-2014, the government included pupil premium funding for schools with pupils who have been in receipt of FSM at any point in the last six years. This funding became known as Ever 6 FSM, plus any children of parents serving in the armed forces at any point in the last three years. This funding measure is known as Ever 6.
Schools decide how the Pupil Premium funding is allocated. However, the school is held accountable for how we use this funding to support children from low-income families. We are also required to publish details about this spending on our school website. This ensure parents are aware of how the funds are used, the range of opportunities provided and the impact of this support in our school.
At Long Buckby Infant School we are committed to ensuring that each individual receives the very best education allowing them to reach their full potential academically and socially. Our school culture ensures that we have the highest expectations and that we continually strive to ensure that no pupil is left behind. When deciding how to spend the pupil premium grant it is important that we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by these pupils in the context of our school. The reasons for underachievement are many and varied and could include; gaps in learning having followed a different curriculum in another country; little pre-school experience in the British system; social and emotional difficulties due to complex family situations or attendance and punctuality difficulties. Each child entitled to the pupil premium grant is unique in their situation and our response to their needs must reflect this.
With this in mind, at Long Buckby Infant school, we aim to build the capacity and expertise to enable us to provide a highly personalised programme of support in order to allow each child to reach his/her full potential.
Our key objective in using the pupil premium grant is to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between those entitled to pupil premium and those not. Progress and attainment of all pupils is carefully tracked and analysed from a range of data in order to draw conclusions and develop action plans. We also make use of a wide range of educational research in order to decide how best to spend our funding to maximise opportunities for all our pupils.
We will ensure that:
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Additional financial support is given to help parents pay for school trips and school uniform to ensure disadvantaged pupils receive the same provision as other pupils, and to help raise their self-esteem. Funding is also provided for extra-curricular activities, such as multi skills.
Please download and read the documents below to find out how we spend our Pupil Premium Grant.