Pupil Premium funding is deployed by schools to narrow the attainment gap between students from lower income families and their peers.
Introduced by the Government in 2011 in addition to main school funding, schools have the freedom to spend PP funding as they see fit, based on their knowledge of students' needs.
What is the Pupil Premium (PP) funding?
The Government has allocated funding to support:
- students in receipt of free school meals or who have claimed FSM in the last six years
- students who are looked after by the Local Authority, and
- the children of Armed Service families
The level of premium for secondary age pupils in 2019-20 is £935 per pupil.
Children who are looked after will attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families - the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’, which is £2,300 per pupil for 2019-20. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers.
Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2019-20 will be set at £300 per pupil.
Pupil Premium Plan
Our core purpose is to ensure that students of all abilities and backgrounds have high aspirations and achieve their potential. By continuing our relentless drive to maintain and improve the quality of teaching and learning we expect to further improve the outcomes of all the students at New Mills and this will be demonstrated through our headline figures.
Summary information: New Mills School
- Academic Year 19/20
- Total PP budget: £124300
- Date of most recent PP Review: Oct 19
- Total number of pupils: 574
- Number of pupils eligible for PP: 115
- Date for next internal review of this strategy: Feb 20
The strategic aims of the pupil premium plan are to overcome barriers to learning and progress. We have identified our barriers as:
A. Lack of desire for success
B. Poor understanding of their own neuroplasticity leading to low self-regulation skills as learners
C. Vocabulary deficit
D. Low attendance
E. Poor parental engagement
A. Students have a coherent sense of direction and self-worth
B. Better learning behavior’s generating better progress
C. Students have the broader vocabulary they need to facilitate success in its broadest sense
D. Improved attendance
E. Improved parental engagementThe detailed pupil premium plan for 19/20 and review of 18/19 are available to download here:Pupil Premium Impact statement 18/19Pupil Premium Strategy 19/20