What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support those vulnerable pupils who are at risk of underachievement and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. In 2022-23, the school will receive Pupil Premium funding of £1,320 per child, based on pupils recorded on the January 2022 school census who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years, as well as those first known as eligible in January 2021.
How is it spent?
Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.
Pool Hayes Primary School is committed to enabling all children to gain an outstanding education. We recognise that children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds can face particular challenges and welcome the Pupil Premium as an important way to support them.
Download our Pupil Premium Policy here.
Is your child eligible?
Schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1320 for each of these children.
- Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £2300.
- Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. They are awarded £300
If your child was previously entitled to free school meals but is no longer, they will still receive pupil premium based on the 'Ever 6' qualification (a pupil who has ever had free school meals in the past six years).
Main barriers to achievement for Pupil Premium children at Pool Hayes Primary
1. Language and Communication - On entry to school, oral language skills of PP children are often below expected. Consequently, many are not achieving ‘Good Level of Development’ (GLD) in the area of speech, language and communication by the end of the Foundation Stage.
2. Reading - Some PP children are not achieving ARE (age related expectations) in Reading by the end of KS2.
3. Writing - Some PP children are not achieving ARE in Writing by the end of KS2.
4. Maths - Some PP children are not achieving ARE in Maths by the end of KS2.
5. SEMH – Pupils’ social and emotional needs are hindering the development of academic resilience and progress. Many PP pupils suffer from poor self-esteem, self-regulation, rules and routines.
6. Access to wider opportunities – Some children continue to have less access to the cultural and social experiences that would enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding.
How we will overcome these barriers to achievement?
We aim to tackle these barriers by focusing resources, teaching, support and interventions to accelerate progress and reduce the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and non-pupil premium children and to provide them with a high quality learning environment. We will continue to provide a range of opportunities – both formal and informal – for parents or carers of Pupil Premium pupils to engage with the school and to support their children with their learning.
For more detail of how we intend to support our Pupil Premium pupils during the 2022-23 academic year please read our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement. It is published here.
The pupil premium strategy will be reviewed at the end of the academic year, July 2023. However the impact of the current strategy is under constant review and changes will be made as and when required to ensure that pupil premium children are able to achieve the highest possible levels of achievement.