Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to help schools which must be used to support children from low income and other disadvantaged families. This is because national statistical evidence shows that it is these children which form the majority of those pupils who may not succeed in education and whose adult life chances may then be seriously affected.

Pupil Premium funding is primarily aimed at children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This includes any child who has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years. Funding also covers children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, while a smaller “Service Premium” has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving with the armed forces.

Each school is free to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium allocated to it, but every school is expected to use the funding to help close any gaps in attainment between eligible pupils and their peers. Schools are held accountable for this by publishing details of their allocation and their plans for expenditure. Schools must also provide a statement for parents and outside agencies confirming previous allocations, expenditure and the impact which this has had.

  • Pupil Premium At Lanercost - 2020-21
  • Total number of pupils (as at Sept 20):  67 + 8 in pre-school
  • Number of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium in 2020/21: 1
  • Pupil premium grant allocation in 2020/21: £2465 plus surplus from last year £1131
  • Barriers to learning: Typical barriers to attainment include, social and emotional  issues and lack of cultural enrichment.

Desired outcomes:

  • To manage the transition back into school and consider children’s wellbeing
  • To address gaps in learning caused by lockdown
  • To continue to have access to a rich, engaging curriculum

How the pupil premium will be spent:

  • Intervention programmes and small group work to target academic standards (reading comprehension, spelling and maths 
  • Ensure pupils take part in field trips to provide a richer, more engaging curriculum and better understanding of subsequent class teaching
  • To provide opportunities for children to be supported through ICT, such as the use of applications to promote standards in mental arithmetic
  • The purchase of additional resources to ensure children have access to their own laptop for use in home learning when needed
  • To subsidise access to extra-curricular enrichment activities such as residentials and trips

How its impact will be measured:

  • Baseline and end of year testing will identify in-year progress
  • Eligible child will access positive educational experiences and enrichment opportunities to promote engagement and self-esteem

Date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy: July 2021