St Nicholas Church of England Primary School and Nursery

St. Nicholas
Church of England Primary School and Nursery

St George's Gate
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Inspiring learning to last a lifetime.

Pupil Premium

ST NICHOLAS C OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT

From September 2012 Schools are required to report on their websites how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on pupil achievement. Schools and academies will receive funding based on any children who have been eligible for free schools meals at any point in the last six years (ever 6) and who were captured on data returns at key census points.

The pupil premium grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to: 

  • Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers
  • Support children with parents in the regular armed forces

FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2015-16

  • £1,320 for each eligible primary aged pupil
  • £1,900 for each looked after child (different rates for different categories)
  • £300 for each service child

The Department for Education has clear expectations how the Pupil Premium Grant should be spent, however it is down to the school leadership team to decide how best this funding may be used to support these groups:

  • for the purpose of the school, i.e., for the educational benefit of pupils registered at the school
  • to ensure the aims as outlined above
  • on community facilities and extended services which support the children and their wider family.  For example providing after school care facilities to support adults training or return to work

In our school, throughout the curriculum, we aim to support underachieving pupils and vulnerable pupils through securing good achievement in basic skills as measured by outcomes in mathematics, reading and writing as well as providing wider curriculum opportunities. We consider the needs of the whole child and prioritise social and emotional support to enable children to secure the best possible progress in our school. We are very conscious that our school is small and so every possible effort is taken to secure confidentiality when reporting the impact of funding. 

Key Principles: 

  • St Nicholas has a school wide commitment to raise achievement for pupils eligible for pupil premium and aims to see them make accelerated progress wherever possible to close the gap with their peers
  • St Nicholas never confuses those eligible pupils with those of low ability and strives to - 'Inspire learning to last a lifetime' - through supporting the whole family
  • St Nicholas creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; behaviour, attendance, improving the quality of teaching and learning, supporting the wider family in raising aspirations, development of numeracy and literacy skills for the whole family, where required
  • St Nicholas has a rigorous process for identification of need through assessment and data analysis, the findings are shared with teachers and other professionals half termly to ensure progress is sustained
  • The senior leadership team, including the governors, have a very clear view of how the funding is allocated and for what purpose, within the realms of confidentiality
  • St Nicholas ensures every teacher and member of support staff can correctly identify children within key groups on a half termly basis
  • The governors of the school are ambitious for pupils and closely monitor the schools effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils

 

 

 

 
2013-14 Impact and funding report

2012-13 Impact and funding report