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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

At St Mark’s School the percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals has declined over the past three years and is now slightly below the national average. The 2018/19 data shows that 14.3% of pupils were eligible for free school meals compared with the national average of 15.7%.

In 2018-19 the school received £21,120 Pupil Premium funding.

The school’s early indication of 2019/20 budget shows that the school will receive £18,140 pupil premium funding.

In 2018-19 Pupil Premium was used to ensure pupils receive consistently excellent teaching. £20,620 was used towards the cost of providing teaching assistant support to deliver personal intervention programmes throughout the school for vulnerable groups. To ensure full access to school opportunities for all pupils £500 was allocated from the funding to support extra-curricular activities and educational visits.

In 2018-19 percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals by year group was 30% of eligible pupils in year 2 and 33.3% of eligible pupils in year 6.

Examples of Impact in 2018-19

  • End of school pupil tracking data indicates that the majority of vulnerable pupils accessing additional teaching assistant individual and small group support made progress in reading, writing and mathematics, thus closing the gap between them and their peers.
  • Pupils with special educational needs and eligible for free school meals showed development in areas of social, emotional and learning
  • Most vulnerable pupils show improved confidence and motivation in learning.
  • Increased engagement of vulnerable pupils in extra-curricular activities including educational visits.

 

The school plans to continue with these strategies during 2019-20

  • To improve overall performance throughout the school in reading, writing and mathematics
  • To increase the percentage of pupils achieving a good level of development in Prime/Literacy and Numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
  • To continue to improve progress and outcomes for the most vulnerable pupils in reading, writing and mathematics thus closing the gap between them and their peers
  • To continue to ensure access for the most vulnerable pupils to a range of extra-curricular activities to enhance the curriculum

 

The School’s Pupil Premium Strategies will be reviewed annually

 

 

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