Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools get £1,320 for every primary age pupil, or £935 for every secondary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
From April 2020 the new rates will be:
- £1,345 per primary-aged pupil
- £955 per secondary-aged pupil
Use of the pupil premium
It’s up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium. This is because school leaders are best-placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use funding to improve attainment.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following 3 areas below but focusing on teaching quality – investing in learning and development for teachers.
Schools arrange training and professional development for all the their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.
Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.
This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as:
- school breakfast clubs
- music lessons for disadvantaged pupils
- help with the cost of educational trips or visits
- speech and language therapy
Schools may find using the pupil premium in this way helps to:
- increase pupils’ confidence and resilience
- encourage pupils to be more aspirational
- benefit non-eligible pupils
Schools must show how they’re using their pupil premium effectively:
Please click here to view the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2021-22.
Please click here to view the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2020-21.
Please click here to view the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2019-20.
Please click here to view the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2018-19.
COVID-19 Catch-up Premium
The DFE states that “Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort
and circumstances.” They recommend that schools refer to EEF guidance on Coronavirus support
guide for schools which outlines a 3 tier approach;
1. Teaching and whole school strategies
2. Targeted intervention
3. Wider strategies
At De Bohun we will use the money for targeted intervention. This will be primarily in the form of
1:1/ small group sessions during the school day with Accelerating Progress teachers / teachers
and support staff. Decisions on who will attend these sessions will be decided at Enhancing Outcomes Meetings.
Groups may be focused on a particular aspect of learning that the child is missing (e.g. 7 x tables) or
more generic catch-up. This will also be completed as part of our Mirror Teaching Model.
This catch up is in addition to the normal intervention work that takes place in schools currently.
The groupings and timings will be very flexible. Sessions may run for some children for a few weeks
whilst for others a longer period of time.
How the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school will be assessed
- A baseline assessment will be taken at the beginning of any additional support and an exit assessment at the end of the support.
- Tracking of summative termly assessments, in addition to the above, will be kept for all children.
Amount received: £7200
For details of how our school is spending this funding for 2020/2021, please click here.
Amount received: £23330
For details of how our school is spending this funding for 2021/2022, please click here