Our school’s budget and the comparison of our results with similar school’s are based on how many children are eligible for free school meals. This is not the universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 where children are entitled to a free meal under the Government initiative.
If you are in receipt of any of the following you may be eligible for free school meals and Pupil Premium which pays for extra support for your child. You can apply for the Pupil Premium which provides our school with additional funding to support your child/ren if you are in receipt of any of the following:
If you are eligible please apply for the Pupil Premium and free school meals, even if you do not wish to take them or if your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and already receiving a free lunch with our school meals provider.
At Weldon Church of England Primary School we receive pupil premium funding.
Purpose of Pupil Premium
· The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
· In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. 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.
· Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures are included in school’s performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by Pupil Premium.
Weldon Church of England Primary School Allocation and Expenditure of Pupil Premium
2016 – 2017 £23,760
2017 – 2018 £19,300
2018 - 2019 £13,200
The Pupil Premium allocation is used for extra support for the children within this group. This includes:
· Extra support during teaching and learning sessions
· Small group or 1:1 intervention support to address any gaps in learning
· Time with the Learning Mentor should they wish to talk about any issues
· Time with the Learning Mentor to work within small focused groups for self- esteem, confidence building etc.
· Milk for some of the children in EYFS and KS1
· Subsidised trips and visits in and out of school to help with learning provision and access
· Financial support for clubs and out of school activities
· Subsidy of breakfast club and after school clubs
The impact of this funding on pupil progress is monitored each term: where there are no additional barriers to learning, pupils make progress and attain similar levels to other children in our school.
Due to the small numbers of pupils with PP funding, year group attainment will not be shared as children could potentially be identified. However, in 2018 67% PP pupils attained expected standard in reading, writing & maths