It is additional funding that is given to schools so that they can support and close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. It also supports children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
In the 2019-20 academic year, Yarlside Academy has been allocated Pupil Premium Grant totalling approximately £6560.
The school will receive £1320 per primary pupil (reception to year 6) who is currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or has been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years.
The service child premium will be paid to schools at the rate of £300 per pupil.
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is not ‘ring fenced’ and schools are free to spend it as they wish but need to demonstrate that the expenditure is contributing to closing performance gaps between children who experience social disadvantage and others. The grant is intended to benefit children who are currently in school.
Pupils in school
247 (January 2020)
Proportion of disadvantaged pupils
Pupil premium allocation this academic year
Academic year or years covered by statement
2019/20 – 2021/2022
Statement authorised by
Pupil premium lead
Barriers to Learning
Here at Yarlside, through discussion with teachers, teaching assistants and the pupils, we recognise a variety of barriers to educational achievement which are faced by eligible pupils for the PPG:
A difficulty in engaging and a struggle to relate to written questions within maths, reading and writing particularly during whole class lessons.
A lack of financial support from families to support extra-curricular learning and enrichment activities.
Strategies such as guided reading, guided writing and SAFE and CLIC clinics appear to have had limited impact for a number of children. However; children say they enjoy working 1:1 with teachers and teaching assistants and in small groups.
The governors at Yarlside Academy have agreed that PPG should be spent on all vulnerable and/or disadvantaged pupils in school.
The money will be spent on:
In agreement with the governors, we have chosen the following strategies in bid to reduce the academic gap in attainment and maintain good progress for disadvantaged children in the core subject areas. We also aim to offer disadvantages pupils with equal access to wider enrichment opportunities such as sport’s coaching, music provision and residential visits.
We will measure the effect of our strategies by assessing the data for PP children on our internal assessment tracker. We will place emphasis on their attainment in relation to their peers and year group standards and their progress within the core subjects.
There will be on-going discussions with teachers and teaching assistants throughout the year.
We will also measure their attendance at after-school extra-curriculum clubs to ensure that they receive the additional opportunities provided.
Communications with parents/guardians will be maintained.
We aim to measure the effect of these strategies on a termly basis. The data will highlight amendments to the provision which we offer throughout the year.
Case studies will be completed at the end of the academic year which will analyse each child’s performance in the core subjects. Extra-curricular outcomes will also be celebrated.
This will take place across the Academy Trust schools during the summer term 2020. This will be conducted by trained pupil premium reviewers.
During the last academic year (2018/19), our school received £12,160 in total for all eligible primary-aged pupils. Yarlside Academy used this Pupil Premium Funding to contribute towards:
The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant is measured at the end of the academic year in relation to the children’s attainment and progress within the core subjects.
As a result of strategically targeting the pupil premium budget on the specific needs of vulnerable pupils:
The pupil premium budget has also supported other pupils with more access to teaching assistants within class. This has supported their progress and attainment within school.
You may qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant if you receive any of the following benefits:
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