In the financial year 2015/16 the school received £149,578 Pupil Premium funding.
The pupil Premium is given to schools in April as additional funding to support those children who are either currently receiving, or have received a free school meal in the past six years, children of service personnel and any looked after children. The total funding is calculated at approximately £1,300 per pupil.
This funding was used to pay for additional teachers and teaching assistants to run catch up intervention sessions in Key Stages 1 and 2 as well as providing an additional teacher and HLTA to support sets for English and Mathematics in Years 5 and 6. This enabled the school to better meet the learning needs of groups of learners and ensure more able pupil premium children were challenged to achieve their full potential.
Pupil premium funding contributed to the cost of an EAL (English as and additional Language) Co-ordinator to benefit Pupil Premium children who speak English as an additional language so that they could quickly begin to access all parts of the curriculum.
Some of the Pupil Premium funding supported the continuation of the successful intervention programmes of Reading plus which is an on-line programme designed to accelerate reading and Turnabout which is a 12 week programme based on non-linguistic mental exercises designed to develop many aspects of memory including working memory, visual and auditory capabilities, accurate recall from long term memory, information processing speed and memory sequencing capability.
Some of the Pupil Premium was used to support families with uniform and the cost of musical instrumentation tuition and clubs.
The funding was also used to provide other services for pupils. The school operates a very successful Nurture group as well as Emotional Literacy Support Assistants.