What is Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil Premium is additional government funding allocated to schools to boost attainment of disadvantaged children to ensure that all children fulfils his/her potential, regardless of their circumstances.
The funding is allocated to schools for children who have registered for free school meals in the last six years, are in care, or have parents in the Armed Forces.
Schools can choose how they wish to spend their money, based on their knowledge of individual pupils needs. However they are responsible and accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low income families and other target groups.
How much Pupil Premium Funding has Christ the King Catholic Primary School Received?
In 2014-2015 the funding allocated to our school was £44,100. The number of children eligible to benefit from this money was 31.
In 2015-2016 the funding allocated to our school was £50,000. The number of children eligible to benefit from this money was 34
In 2016-17 the funding allocated to our school was £48,670. The number of of children eligible to benefit from this money was 32.
In 2017-18 the funding allocated to our school was £45,460. The number of children eligible to benefit from this money is 37.
How do we spend Pupil Premium?
Some children may need help to support them with their academic needs and others may need to be given opportunities to achieve at a higher level, while others may need to build their confidence and self- esteem or support for their emotional well-being.
Some children may need help so that they can take part in school trips and activities.
There may be times when families experience financial difficulty and need support providing school uniform.
Some children need additional support in groups or one to one through interventions.
We spend some of the money on additional staff, resources and training.
Pupil Premium Funding 2017-2018
Social Skills Groups £2,500
Specialist TA Support £5,815
Breakfast Club £2,500
Music Tuition £1,050
Choir Creation £1,000
Trip Visits Including Residential £2,700
Outdoor Centre Summer Camp £1,000
Software for monitoring Pastoral and Welfare Issues £8,095
Uniform and Health Related Support £500
After School Family Support Sessions £1,000
Training courses £1,500
As a result of the additional funds children were supported in a variety of ways which improved their self-esteem and confidence, provided them with additional resources and enrichment. Many of the children made progress and achieved in line with their ability and starting point as a result of additional support and interventions.