What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of money that is given to schools to specifically assist children who fall into at least one of the following groups:
- They are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- They have been eligible within the last six years for FSM
- They have been identified as a Looked after Child (LAC)
The amount that each school currently receives for pupils within these groups is £935 per student for 2016-17. This money is specifically designed to help us to raise the achievement level of the students in these groups who have previously been identified as being disadvantaged through economic hardship. We also receive a premium for students whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This is currently £300 per student per year. This money is specified to help with the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
What can we spend money on?
Schools are free to spend money as we believe is most appropriate to assist the groups of students identified. It is understood that schools are best-placed to identify what will work better for the students within their care, where different strategies might be more effective than others. However, we are accountable for how we have decided to spend the additional funding and for how effective our plans have been to help the groups of children achieve.
Click here for the Pupil Premium Accounts 2015–16.
How do we use Pupil Premium at St Peter’s School?
- Learning resources eg: revision guides, exam papers, stationery etc.
- One to one and small group tuition for Mathematics and English – Years 10 & 11 students.
- Small group support for Science – Years 10 & 11 students.
- Below Level 4 at KS2 – one to one and small group for English & Maths –Years 7 & 8.
- Targeted intervention in English & Maths for those at Level 4 for Years 7 & 8 students.
- Provision of alternative curriculum opportunities.
- School Uniform grants available for all Pupil Premium students.
- Contribution to the work of an Education Social Worker and Inclusion Manager.
- Access to an Ansbury personal adviser for careers advice & guidance – guaranteed interviews for Year 11 in the first instance.
- One to one support from a Pupil Premium Learning Mentor – Years 9 & 10.
- Financial support for all educational trips and visits available for all Pupil Premium students.
- Music tuition to build self-esteem and musical expertise.
- Extra holiday/weekend revision classes extended to Easter holidays and May half term.
- Educational Psychology support (if appropriate).
- Specialist Anger Management support (if appropriate).
- Year 8 and 9 project – to support self-esteem/confidence issues for small groups – SHINE PROJECT.
- Mentoring – TA support.
- Breakfast Club – Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11.
- Attendance related support & incentives.
- Development of an intervention log for Year 11 to ensure all these students receive elements of the available support.
- Improvement in data tracking of the progress of these students & then applying effective intervention strategies to ensure improvements.
- Home Learning Club – every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday after school – Years 7-11.
- University visit for Year 11 Pupil Premium students.
- Provide appropriate resources/educational support opportunities for reception students in Primary phase.
Pupil Premium achievements
Click here for how well St Peter’s students eligible for pupil premium (PP) funding achieved 2014-15.
Click here for how well St Peter’s students eligible for pupil premium (PP) funding achieved 2015-16.
Number of students eligible 2016-2017
Click here for the number of students currently eligible for free school meals