Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged pupils)

 

Schools receive additional funding for any pupils who have been eligible for free school meals during the last six years, pupils who are looked after by the local authority or who are in care, and for pupils from families where a parent serves in the armed forces. This money is known as the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG).

 

Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who leave authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption

  • a special guardianship order

  • a child arrangements order

  • a residence order

    Children who have been in local authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding.

     

    At St Alban’s we are incredibly ambitious for all our children. As a Church School, firmly rooted in the teachings and values of Jesus, we aim for all children to be successful, independent learners and effective decision makers. We value the individual and are committed to inclusive education, equal opportunities and respect for all.

     

    In order to ensure we allocate our pupil premium funding effectively each year, the leadership team meet and discuss any potential barriers to learning for our Disadvantaged (pupil premium) children. Action is then taken as to how to adapt current provision or put in additional provision, to ensure there is a positive impact on progress. The progress and attainment of our Disadvantaged pupils is analysed at termly Pupil Progress meetings between the leadership team and class teacher. The provision for our Disadvantaged pupils is monitored and reviewed at least termly.

     

    Potential barriers to learning for our disadvantaged pupils are:

  • Poor attendance and punctuality

  • Lack of parental interest and involvement in education

  • Parental mental health

  • Very low starting points on entry to Nursery

  • Deprivation and over crowding

  • Parents not encouraging their children to be independent

  • Low self-esteem and resilience

  • Speech and language deprivation

  • Narrow experiences out of school

  • Limited access to rich language

  • EAL

  • Child protection and safeguarding

  • Special Educational Needs

     

    In the financial year 2016-2017 our school received a total of £145,200 funding. At the time of writing we had 111 disadvantaged pupils on roll and the school received £1320 for each pupil in Reception to Y6 who had registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. To see how we spent the money and the impact of the spending, please see the document below.

     

    In the financial year 2015-2016 our school received £137,666 funding. To see how we spent the money and the impact of the spending, please see the document below.

     

    In the financial year 2014-2015 our school received a total of £131,000 funding.

    In the financial year 2013-2014 our school received a total of £109,000 funding.