What is it?
The pupil premium is funding provided by the government. It is intended to address the achievement gap between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children do not receive this funding. It is for individual schools to decide how the money is spent.
At Ashby C of E Primary School, the Pupil Premium is used to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential regardless of their social situation. Pupil premium resources may also be used to target more able children.
How much do we receive?
We receive £1320 per child who is eligible for FSM, £1900 for adopted or looked after children and £300 for children who have parents in service. This financial year ( April 2019-2020) we will receive £71,840.
What is the funding used for?
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. Appropriate provision is made for pupils that belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. This will be through whole school monitoring of data, assessments and discussions with the class teacher. We recognise that not all pupils that receive Pupil Premium funding will be socially disadvantaged.
Discussions with governors, parents, staff and children clearly shows the value of how this funding is allocated at Ashby C of E of E Primary School. Parents of children receiving the support are fully supportive of the process and recognise the benefits this gives their children. The impact is monitored termly and is clearly identified in our pupil’s progress tracking.
The Pupil Premium Government Policy Document (click to download) is for parents with children in primary or secondary schools and anyone with an interest in the pupil premium or disadvantaged children
It explains how the government:
is supporting schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
expects schools to use the pupil premium
holds schools to account for their decisions
Don't let your child miss out!
Applying is quick and easy, click on this link 'Pupil Premium information for parents' for more details.
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Head teacher: Liz Powell
Ashby de la Zouch
Tel: 01530 412243