Second Avenue, Fitzwilliam
Pontefract, WF9 5BA
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Susan Harrison

Pupil Premium

Please click on the link for Pupil Premium 2016-17: Pupil Premium Strategy Overview 2016-17

Please click the link to find out about Pupil Premium Spending 2015/16:Pupil Premium Overview 2015/16

Pupil Premium Funding 2016/17

All schools receive additional funding known as Pupil Premium Funding. Pupil Premium Funding is to be used to put in place strategies which help raise the attainment of schools most vulnerable children diminishing the differences between them and other pupils. A schools allocated pupil premium funding is calculated by the number of children in our school who are eligible for free school meals,  who are looked after in care or from an Armed forces family.

All schools in receipt of pupil premium funding are required annually to publish on the school website a 'Pupil Premium Strategy Overview' explaining how the schools current pupil premium allocation is spent. Please click on the link at the top of this page entitled 'Pupil Premium Strategy Overview 2016-2017' to find out how we have planned to spend this funding.

In 2016/17, School has been allocated £72,600 pupil premium funding. 

The government see children who claim free school meals as more vulnerable than others, and they are keen to track their academic progress very carefully. In order to do this our school performance data is split into different groups so that we can track progress in order to ensure our Pupil Premium children achieve just as well as everyone else and differences are diminished as they progress through school.

Great academic success depends on great attendance. We want to make sure that all our children attend school every day and on time. We have extra adults on our doors to meet and greet our children with friendly smiles so that children make a positive start to their learning and really enjoy arriving at school. We offer support and signposting to families who may be struggling to meet our high attendance targets.

Our governors and the head teacher work closely together to ensure that we use our funding to offer opportunities and experiences to support these children. Our named governor for Pupil Premium spending is Mr Sayles.
We spend our money wisely, ensuring that our most vulnerable pupils enjoy and access the rich and broad curriculum we offer.

The way we allocate the money is based on individual needs. As we get funding for 6 years, the way we support pupil premium children will vary from year to year depending on what extra help and support they need at any particular time.

What do we do now?

Following a review of pupil progress in 2015/16 we have changed the way in which we plan for and monitor the spending of our 2016/17 Pupil Premium money and the progress this group makes.

Our objectives for spending pupil premium is raising attainment and achievement of pupils to at least expected progress through:

1. Provision to raise literacy and numeracy levels
2. Providing social and emotional support / interventions to maintain our good attendance and behaviour
3. Enhanced curricular opportunities 
4. Personalised learning – 1 to 1 tuition, additional small group interventions, study support

Our pupil premium grant for 2016/17 has been spent in the following ways:

  1. Pastoral Wellbeing = 38% of PP grant
  2. Extending the curriculum = 12% of PP grant
  3. Intervention = 41% of PP grant
  4. Speech and Language = 6% of PP grant
  5. Aspirational activities = 3% of PP grant