The Pupil Premium is additional money allocated to the Academy for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM) and to children of service families and who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. In 2013-2014 the level of the premium was £900 per pupil eligible for FSM, service children and those in care. During this period, Stanley Green Infant Academy received a total of £40,979.
We use our funding in a range of ways to narrow the attainment gaps between FSM and non-FSM pupils and to support the attainment of our service and looked after children. The cost of trips is subsidised and provision of free enrichment activities and workshops for children is available for children eligible for Pupil Premium.
We ensure teaching and learning is delivered through small targeted groups for core learning. We deploy Higher Level Teaching Assistants to deliver a wide range of focused, small group and 1-1 intervention sessions; Social Skills Groups, Pastoral Care, Emotional Literacy and Speech and Language programmes during the school day.
We also employ an Assistant Inclusion Leader who supports families with any parenting concerns they may have, including attendance and welfare issues, behaviour support and parenting classes as required.
Pupil progress and attainment information tells us that the way we use our pupil premium is having a very strong impact and there is no difference between the progress of our FSM and non FSM pupils. In fact, our Pupil Premium pupils attained higher (sometimes significantly higher) than national averages in reading, writing and maths. In 2013-14 the children in receipt of pupil premium did better than similar children nationally in reading writing and maths and this is evidence of our successful intervention strategies.
In 2014-15 we were allocated £42,900 additional funding to ensure that pupils in receipt of pupil premium continue to make good progress and the achievement gap between different groups of pupils is narrowed.
In 2015-2016, £54,120 was allocated to the school. For more information on how this was spent to help the children please click here to view our pupil premium policy. For further details on any of our pupil premium policies or statements view our policies page.
Pupil Premium is available for children whose parents receive:
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance (income-based)
- Employment and Support Allowance (income-based)
- Child Tax Credit based on income below £16,190
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Asylum Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ (this is the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Children who receive Income Support or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance in their own right qualify as well.
If you are entitled to claim Pupil Premium , please fill out the Application Forms. [Click for application form] Application forms for Pupil premiums are available also from the School Office. Please complete one even if your child will not be taking a hot lunch – this information helps with our funding.
For more information follow this link to the BCP Council website.
Click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement Click here