What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to provide additional educational support, according to the number of children eligible for Free School Meals during the last 6 years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Its purpose is to raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential of all children. It is up to schools to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding because they are best placed to assess what additional educational provision should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for all the children within their care. All schools will be held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children’s learning.
GLF’s Aspiration for All Children to Grow, Learn and Flourish
All GLF schools are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience so that raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils is part of our commitment to help all pupils achieve their full potential.
We aim to ensure:
- All children will enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects;
- All children will benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership;
- All children will be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives developing the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Pupil Premium at Whyteleafe School
Pupil Premium funding at Whyteleafe School is used primarily to accelerate the progress for eligible children through the planning and delivery of a range of enhanced and personalised learning experiences and interventions.
At Whyteleafe School we have 38 children who are entitled to Pupil Premium funding.
We regularly review our Pupil Premium initiatives to ensure they are having a positive impact. Each year we plan priorities for the current year’s expenditure based on the cohort of eligible children.
Accessing the Pupil Premium funding at Whyteleafe School
Funding is allocated to the school on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for Pupil Premium support, you must contact the school office for information or you can download the attached leaflet. Individual requests for financial support for school-based activities are considered by the school. Requests can be made via the school office.
Out of 21 key areas of attainment where Pupil Premium data is available, Whyteleafe pupils exceeded national performance in 17 of these and were broadly in line with national performance in 3 other areas. The only section which is red is in the attainment of Pupil Premium children in EYFS (Reception) although as there were only 4 children in this year group eligible for PP funding, each child’s attainment is calculated at 25%. Therefore 1 further child achieving the Good Level of Development would have changed Whyteleafe’s percentage to 50% which would be amber. These children, although they did not achieve the GLD, made excellent progress in their reception year which is shown in greater detail in our 2014-15 ‘Impact Report’ document.