The Pupil Premium is an element of school funding aimed at narrowing the gap in attainment between certain disadvantaged groups of pupils and their peers.
In 2023-24 funding is calculated on the basis of:
- £1,455 for each pupil who is either currently eligible or who has been eligible for free school meals in the past six years and
- £2,530 for looked after children in care for more than six months or those who have ceased to be looked after e.g. because of adoption.
There is also a related Service Premium of £335 per child paid to schools for children of families in the armed services. The funding is provided to support the pastoral needs of pupils in schools.
On this page you will find the details of our school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount for this academic year and a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement currently faced by eligible pupils at the school. You will also find details of how we’ll spend the pupil premium to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach, as well as details of how we’ll measure the impact of the pupil premium and the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy.
For the previous year, you will also find details of how we spent the pupil premium allocation and the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils.
Pupil Premium at The Elms Primary School
Our vision is for every child to become the best that they can and to develop the skills, attitudes and confidence to be an active citizen in an ever-changing world. We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. We have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.
Through targeted teaching and interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress; we therefore make informed decisions about our spending to ensure that this is achieved.
We have established clear lines of responsibility with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and a link governor taking responsibility for Pupil Premium.
From September 2023 this is our Assistant Headteacher, Mrs McIntosh.
We have planned our spending carefully to ensure that it has been spent to maximum effect. This has meant making informed decisions about our spending.
- Ensure that spending is directly linked to gaps in achievement
- Make use of our own data to expand existing interventions
- Use money to benefit all Pupil Premium children, supporting all ability levels by extending provision on offer
- Make sure there is at least good teaching for all including CPD
- Make use of available research when evaluating interventions and consider the implementation of new interventions
- Make sure all staff are aware of areas for development in the school in terms of subjects, year groups and which children are focus children.
- Use our assessment and monitoring systems to support improvement in the quality of teaching and interventions
- Deploy Teaching Assistants carefully to enable the class teacher to focus on closing the gaps in achievement for all groups
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.