Pupil Premium Grant
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminish the differences between these pupils and their peers.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source - DfE website
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At Parklee we believe that primary education should be a time of opportunity, a happy and meaningful experience that promotes a love of learning, enriches lives and develops life-long skills.
Pupil Premium at Parklee Community Primary School
Every child with his/her individual needs, gifts and talents is unique and special.
All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring and nurturing environment.
As with every child in our care, a child who is considered to be ‘socially disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full and true potential irrespective of need.
How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?
To monitor progress and attainment, our performance tables capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
At Parklee Community Primary School, the usual cycle of data will be used to measure pupil progress and enable the early identification of further need, support and/or appropriate intervention. Achievement Team Meetings take place every half tern and Pupil Progress Review meetings take place approximately every 10-12 weeks and include Senior Leaders, SEND Co, Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants.
At each milestone, the school will review the impact of actions taken and plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. NB: There are some pupils who are not eligible for Pupil Premium but are included as they may benefit from accessing additional support.
Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the headteacher. If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.