The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best raise attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. At Primrose Hill, these decisions are made by carefully assessing the needs of our pupils and using the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice.
There are reasons why your child may be entitled to this funding, which include:
- If they are on Free School Meals or have been at any point in the last 6 years;
- If they are a Looked After Child (in the care of the Local Authority);
- If they have previously been a Looked After Child and are now adopted from care or are under a special Guardianship Order, a Child Arrangements Order or a Residence Order;
- If they have a parent in the military, have been in the military over the past 5 years or are in receipt of a pension from the Ministry of Defence.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a paricticular focus on teaching. Therefore at Primrose Hill we focus on:
- Investing in high quality teaching
- Targeted academic support
- Wider opportunities so that every child has the opportunity to succeed
Our range of targeted strategies are reviewed regulary by Senior Leaders and Governors. Strategies are evidence based and we take into account national research as well as reviewing approaches that have been used in school to determine whether they have been effective for our children or not. In 2023-24 academic year, we have been allocated £103,603 of funding. In the 2022-23 academic year the school was allocated £94,790 of funding. An evaluation of the impact of the use of our fuding in 2022-23 can be found in our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below.
|Our Pupil Premium Champion is Miss. Burns.
|Our pupil Premium Link Governor is Mr. Paul Hannant.
One of the key aspects of the role of our Pupil Premium Champion is to close the gap between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium cohorts. This is achieved through working to remove barriers to learning for pupils and by supporting their personal and academic development.
In conjunction with the Pupil Premium Governor, the school undertakes an annual review of the impact of our pupil premium spending. This includes a review of data to measure but also the emotional, social and physical wellbeing for pupils to assess the impact of our systems on the emotional and physical wellbeing of our pupils. This helps to determine how funding is spent in the future.
We have quality assured the effectiveness of our spending through the Quality in Study Support Award (QiSS). QiSS is a process which is used nationwide to monitor and evaluate the quality of study support in schools. Study support describes the additional activities and support schools offer to help their pupils achieve. Primrose Hill presented a comprehensive portfolio of evidence to QiSS who deemed that the school had an abundance of evidence to be awarded the ‘Established’ level in QiSS.