Pupil premium funding gives schools additional funding to widen the opportunities for particular groups of children from Reception to Year 11.
Eligible groups of children:
- Every child currently registered (or whom has been in the last 6 years) as eligible for Free School Meals. (£1320 per pupil per year)
- Children looked after (CLA) or adopted children.(£1900 per pupil per year)
- Ever 6 service child - a pupil recorded in the school census who was eligible for the service child premium up to 6 years ago as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the current school census. (£300 per pupil per year)
Schools have the responsibility to decide how to spend this money in the child's best interest and will discuss the proposed interventions with the child's parents.
During the academic year of 2016-2017 we have spent the money on:
- Additional focus groups and teaching materials
- Additional staffing
- Swimming lessons
- Staff training
- Before and after school provision
- Extra-curricular clubs
- Music lessons
- 1:1 tutoring
- Additional classroom iPads,
- Enrichment activities
- Home computers
- Transport to school
For the academic year 2016/2017 we received £24,340. We are currently spending this money using a similar model, as reported in our impact tracker 2015/2016.
For the academic year 2015/2016 we received a total of £29,128.00. We have continued with the parental recommendations from last year.
For the academic year 2014/2015 we received at total of £24,873.75 pupil premium funding. Feedback from parents has resulted in some minor changes being made. We now pay 100% of school charges eg school trips/school swimming lessons (as opposed to 50%) and offer families 'free' school dinners (this was not available via Pupil Premium last year) on top of the opportunities available last year.
For the academic year 2013/14 we triggered funding of approximately £11,700 in Pupil Premium. We continued to apply it in a similar manner to 2012/13. 93% of these children, in receipt of pupil premium funding made better than 'good' cumulative progress as a result of additional funding. 7% (1 child) made less than 'good' progress.
For the academic year 2012/13, The Raleigh received £11,148 in Pupil Premium funding.