ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
What is it?
Pupil Premium funding is additional funding given to schools so that we can support our disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between these children and their peers by drawing on evidence of effective practice.
Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years (called the Ever6 count), children that have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
How much do we receive?
For this academic year we have been allocated £170,000 of pupil premium.
The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals this academic year is 61% (based on the ever6 count). The national percentage is 26.7% (Primary).
How does it work?
Each school can decide how to spend the pupil premium.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching
Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:
2. Targeted academic support
Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:
3. Wider approaches
Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:
2021 - 2022
Every school is also receiving RECOVERY PREMIUM FUNDING to help children close the gaps linked to the impact of the pandemic.
Objectives to achieve this will be within this year's PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY.
Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School's 2021 - 2022 PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY will be completed using the new DfE template and will be published before December 2021.