The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
- In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
- For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.
- Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, they will also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
Compared to other schools locally and nationally we have very few children who are eligible for pupil premium. Each class teacher tracks the impact of the targeted support and reports to the Leadership Team each term on the progress of the pupil premium pupils. The numbers are too small to draw conclusions about the group as there is often very few children in each cohort. Therefore we track the pupil’s individual progress and aim for each child to achieve better than expected progress.
The Pupil Premium Money is typically allocated to areas such as:
- Extra staffing to teach and support the learning needs of targeted children.
- To provide short-term intervention programmes (either in groups or 1 to 1) for underachieving pupils and those in receipt of pupil premium funding.
- To provide funding in order that pupils may attend some of the after school clubs thereby encouraging participation in physical activities.
- Where pupils need adult support in an after school activity, one has been provided.
- To enable all pupils to attend the Y5 and Y6 residential by contributing towards the majority or all of the cost.
Further details can be found in the Proposed Strategy document and Provision Grid.
The next Pupil Premium Review will be October 2019.
Pupil Premium 2018-2019
For the financial year 2018/19, £11,800 was allocated to Shadwell Primary School.
From April 2014 Pupil Premium funding also includes children who have been in care for more than one day or have been adopted.
Pupil Premium 2017-2018
For the financial year 2017/18, £13,200 was allocated to Shadwell Primary School.
Pupil Premium 2016-2017
For the financial year 2016/17, £17,160 was allocated to Shadwell Primary School.
Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016
For the financial year 2015/16, £13,800 was allocated to Shadwell Primary School.
Pupil Premium 2014-2015
In the financial year 2014/15, £15,084 was allocated to Shadwell Primary School.