The Pupil Premium
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools for pupils who meet the following criteria: the number of pupils of statutory school age who are eligible to receive free school meals (FSM); those who have been Looked After by a Local authority for more than six months and also those who are adopted and who are under a Special Guardianship Order. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to address any inequalities that may be faced by pupils who are eligible for FSM or who are Looked After.
Wells Primary School is wholly committed to providing an inclusive environment that ensures that all pupils have equal access to teaching and learning opportunities. Expectations of all pupils are high and the school uses the Pupil Premium in a variety of ways to help overcome any barriers to learning.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated according to a need analysis and may be used to support individuals, groups or priority classes. In making the best use of the Pupil Premium, the school recognises that not all pupils who are eligible for FSM are socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who may be deemed to be socially disadvantaged are eligible for FSM. The school will therefore use the Pupil Premium to support any pupil or group of pupils who can be legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
The figures below are our allocation based on the academic year although funding is received at our Financial Year end.
In 2011/12 the Pupil Premium allocation to Wells Primary School was: £8,825.25
In 2012/13 the Pupil Premium allocation to Wells Primary School was: £23,103.75
The Pupil Premium allocation for 2013/14 was £18,200.00 with further funding added at the end of the financial year of £13,487.
Total allocation: £31,687
2014/15 – Initial allocation £33,800, which includes uplift of rate. Additional funding received £10,700. The school received uplift in the Pupil Premium Deprivation rate with a final allocation of £2,498.00
Total allocation: £46,998
2015/16 – Initial allocation based on eligible pupils £44,258.00. Additional funding received £900.
Total allocation to date: £45,158
2016/17 - Initial allocation based on eligible pupils £43,000. Additional funding received £6,014.
Total allocation: £49,014
2017/18 - Initial allocation based on eligible pupils £43,000. Additional funding received £4,972
Total allocation: £47,972
At Wells Primary School Pupil Premium funding is based on the principle of Every Child Matters. Therefore provision is given to support each pupil’s economic, social, physical and emotional well-being.
Provision of support
|Reading||Daily reading support
To encourage and engage reluctant readers.
Targeted phonics groups
To teach and reinforce segmenting and blending.
To develop inference and deduction skills for pupils at all levels of ability.
After school/holiday classes for targeted pupils taught by teachers.
Toe by Toe Programme
To support children who are at risk or who have dyslexia.
Extra support to raise attainment of the higher ability pupils.
Small Group Targeted Support
Extra teachers are used to ensure that children are in smaller groups for English in Years 5 and 6.
|Mathematics||Power of 2
An individual programme to develop mental maths skills.
Mental maths groups
To improve mental arithmetic skills.
Small group targeted support
Extra teachers are used to ensure that children are in smaller groups for maths in years 5 and 6.
After school/holiday classes taught by teachers.
Times table group
Daily small focused groups.
|Emotional Welfare||One to one pastoral care
Specific LSA support for individual pupils.
Teacher/LSA led groups to improve social skills and problem solving within the playground.
For pupils who have experienced a significant loss.
To help fund additional music lessons for Looked after Children and pupils eligible for free school meals.
|School Trips||Residential trips
To provide all pupils with the opportunity to attend school visits or residential trips.
After School Club
Wells Primary School is committed to supporting the individual needs of pupils and has been very successful in narrowing gaps in attainment and progress between pupils.
In 2017, 100% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the expected standard in reading at the end of KS2, with 43% achieving the higher standard; 86% met the expected standard in maths and writing, with 29% achieving the higher standard in both subjects. These results far exceed the outcomes for all pupils nationally.