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Pupil Premium Funding at Loughton Manor First School

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding is given to schools by central government. It is in addition to the school’s main budget. The Pupil Premium is specifically targeted funding designed to narrow the attainment gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those who are less disadvantaged.

The aim is to overcome inequality between certain groups of children and their peers. In all state schools the groups of children for whom Pupil Premium funding is received are:

  • Children who are, or have been, entitled to Free School Meals
  • Children in the care of the Local Authority, known as Looked After Children, for example children in foster care.
  • Children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces.

How much Pupil Premium money does the school receive?

The amount the school receives currently ranges between £1300 - £1900 (according to whether the child is eligible for Free School Meal funding or is a Looked After Child.)

The actual amounts received by the school for the most recent years of Pupil Premium funding are as follows:

Year             Pupil Premium

2014/15        £13,200

2015/16        £17,503

2016/17        £17,000

2017/18        £13,122

How we use the Pupil Premium funding

As a school we are committed to high standards of teaching and learning for all children, and we couple this with effective assessment and progress tracking of every child, so that we can best meet the needs of every individual.

As part of this progress tracking we ensure that the learning outcomes for ‘Pupil Premium’ children are closely monitored at an individual child level, so that we can put in place appropriate support to enable them to achieve well.

The range of support includes:

  • specific interventions where needed to support their learning in the core subjects of English and Maths. In particular, the provision of a specialist trained and qualified Reading Recovery Teacher
  • remittance of fees for instrumental tuition
  • that they are not asked to make financial contributions towards our rich programme of educational visits and visitors
  • that Pupil Premium children entitled to Free School Meals are offered school uniform free of charge.
  • nuture interventions to promote pupils’ social and emotional needs, such as the Ride High equestrian, and Forest School programmes.

To review the breakdown of our spending please click here for our Pupil Premium Expenditure for 2017/18.

Impact of our Pupil Premium funding

Pupil Premium funding allows us to provide specifically targeted teaching and support for learning in the core subjects, addressing a range of learning needs.  This is a contributing factor in ensuring best possible outcomes for pupils, evidence by the school's consistently high standards with year on year positive SATs results.

Pupil Premium funding has also allowed individual Year 2 'pupil premium children' to receive instrumental tuition - the school offers violin, 'cello and trumpet lessons.  This has enabled those children to pursue their interest in music and develop skills that they would otherwise be unable to experience.

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