Pupil Premium

Introduction

Laleham Church of England Primary School is committed to ensuring that all children are able to achieve their best. We have high expectations of pupils’ learning and behaviour and plan carefully to meet the needs of individuals. Pupils are able to apply and consolidate their learning through a range of whole class, group and individual contexts, both at school and at home. We aim to work effectively with parents to ensure that everyone is well informed about a pupil’s achievement and factors that may affect this.

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium Grant is extra funding given to schools since 2011-2.  It is based on the number of pupils who are eligible to receive free school meals, or who have been eligible within the previous 6 years, with the aim of narrowing the achievement gap between them and their peers.  The school also receives pupil premium plus funding for every child who is adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order or child arrangement order.  Every child who is a service child is also eligible for pupil premium funding.

How much Pupil Premium does Laleham Church of England Primary School receive?

  • During the financial year 2015-16, the school received £32,680 of Pupil Premium Grant.
  • During the financial year 2016-17, the school received £39,420 of Pupil Premium Grant.
  • During the financial year 2017-18, the school received £37,360 of Pupil Premium Grant.
  • During the financial year 2018-19, the school received £41,480 of Pupil Premium Grant.
  • During the financial year 2019-20, the school will receive £40,500 of Pupil Premium Grant.

For a full breakdown please see our Pupil Premium Plan by clicking here.

How does Laleham Church of England Primary School spend the Pupil Premium?

It is for schools to decide how best to spend the Pupil Premium as they are in the best position to assess what additional provision should be made for pupils within their responsibility.

We use the Pupil Premium grant in a number of ways:

  • To subsidise staffing costs, including the Home school link worker, intervention/booster groups and additional Teaching Assistant support.
  • To purchase learning resources to support specific groups of pupils
  • To enable pupils to take part in extra-curricular clubs by:
    • Subsidising the cost of extra-curricular clubs run by outside agencies
  • To offer financial assistance to families for:
    • Educational visits
    • School journeys
  • To provide family/parenting support, including workshops for parents
  • To employ reading mentors from a charity that promotes reading for vulnerable children
  • More details, including how we evaluate the impact of pupil premium on children's learning and well being, can be found in our Pupil Premium Plan 2016/17 and our current Pupil Premium Impact Statement.
  • PUPIL PREMIUM PLAN IMPACT STATEMENT   (currently under review)

How do we track the achievement of our pupil premium pupils?

Our pupil premium team in the school is the headteacher, who  is also the pupil premium lead, together with our home school link worker, inclusion support assistant and finance assistant.  This team meets approximately every 6 weeks to track the attendance, punctuality, academic progress and well-being of each pupil premium child.  Provision for the children and their families is planned and evaluated to ensure pupil premium children are accessing as much support and intervention as possible to thrive in school.  Pupil premium spend is also a standing item on governor committee agendas every term, to oversee the work of the pupil premium team in school and its impact on pupils.

How can parents help?

Laleham Primary School receives the Pupil Premium grant based on the number of children eligible for free school meals, even if those children do not wish to take up the free school meal.  The more children who are eligible for free school meals, the more funding Laleham Primary receives which can be used to benefit pupils. 

Families in receipt of the following benefits may be eligible for free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual household income of less than £16,190

If you think that your family’s income means that you may be eligible for free school meals, please contact the school office.