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Pupil Premium

Pupils in a classroom at River View Primary School

 

Purpose

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.  Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers.  The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Eligibility and funding

Our school receives pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils we have in January each year from the following groups:

·         Ever 6 free school meals

·         Children adopted from care or who have left care

·         Ever 6 service child

Eligible schools
Local authority-maintained schools

This includes:

·         all mainstream infant, primary, middle, junior, secondary and all-through schools serving children aged 5 to 16

·         schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities

·         pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who do not go to a mainstream school

Academies and free schools

This includes:

·         all mainstream academies serving pupils aged 5 to 16

·         academies for children with special educational needs or disabilities

·         alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who do not go to a mainstream school

Voluntary-aided-schools

This includes voluntary-sector alternative provision schools with local authority agreement.

Non-maintained special schools

This includes schools for children with special educational needs.

Use of the pupil premium

School leaders decide how to spend the pupil premium. This is because school leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use funding to improve attainment.

At River View we focus on targeting spending across the following three areas below but focusing on teaching quality - investing in learning and development for teachers.

Teaching

Academic support

Wider approaches


Non-eligible pupils

Schools can spend their pupil premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support.

Example

Schools can use the pupil premium to support other pupils, for example, if they:

·         are in contact with a social worker

·         used to be in contact with a social worker

·         are acting as a carer

 Accountability

Schools must show how they are using their pupil premium effectively:

·         by publishing an online statement (please see the link to our pupil premium plan)

·         through inspections by Ofsted

·         through published performance tables

For information on our Sport Premium funding please visit our Sports & PE page

 

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