What is pupil premium?
Schools receive special funding to invest in support for more disadvantaged pupils, so that all children have the best chance possible of reaching their academic potential.
Introduced in 2011, pupil premium funding is based on the number of pupils in a school who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as 'Ever 6 FSM').
Schools also receive funding for some other children, for instance looked after children or children of service personnel. The criteria are not necessarily the same every year.
Like other schools, The Althorp Partnership publishes the amount of funding it has received for each school, details of how it has spent that funding, and reports what difference it has made.
Below is that information for the current academic year.
For the academic year 2015 – 2016, we received £2368. We have adapted the way that the money has been used to meet the needs of the children that it serves. Therefore, we have committed the funding into a number of areas, so that we can accelerate the progress of these children and provide valuable opportunities to support their well-being.
- Additional provision at lunchtime to support pupils with their well-being.
- Residential trips
- Opportunity to participate in additional after school clubs
- Staff salaries (this includes additional staff who have been employed specifically to work with Pupil Premium children, please see below)
- Specific additional items to support the well-being and achievement of individual pupils
- Extra staff to support the teaching of phonics, so that pupils can be targeted far more efficiently to make greater progress.
- Additional equipment to support teaching and learning for this group of children.
- Milk for children receiving the funding
- Support for families through purchasing uniform.
- Additional enrichment opportunities for Pupil Premium children.