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Alexandra Primary School

Alexandra Primary School
What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding, in addition to main school funding, which schools receive according to the number of children in specific groups.

Schools receive Pupil Premium funding for:
The government awards this funding to help raise achievement for these children. It is up to individual schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, but this funding should be used to support these children.

  • children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • children who are looked after (they are in Local Authority Care)
  • children adopted from care and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order
  • children recorded as ‘ever 4’ service child or are in receipt of a child pension from the ministry of defence

All schools are required (from September 2016) to publish, on their websites, their Pupil Premium Strategy. This explains how the funding was spent in the previous academic year and what impact this had and, for the current academic year what funding they have received, a summary of the barriers to achievement, how the money is being used, how the impact of this will be measured and the dates for when the strategy will next be reviewed.

Is Your Child Eligible?

Please check whether or not your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium, if they are the school is entitled to additional funding for them whether or not you wish your child to have a school meal at lunchtimes. Even if your child is in KS1 and receives a free meal automatically you must make an application in order for us to receive Pupil Premium for them. Your child is likely to be eligible if you receive one or more of the following benefits:
Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit.
You can do this on-line at pps.lgfl.org.uk Otherwise please speak to a member of staff in the school office who will be able to help you.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

At Alexandra Primary we believe that all of our pupils, regardless of their individual circumstances, are entitled to the highest quality of education.

We ensure that the learning needs of all pupils, including those who belong to vulnerable groups, are met through consistently high quality teaching and learning in the classroom, access to a wide range of opportunities within and beyond the curriculum and, where appropriate, intervention programmes for groups of children and individual pupils.

The progress and attainment of all pupils throughout the school is carefully monitored and where pupils are at risk of underachievement, targeted intervention programmes are put in place.

We recognise that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged and that not all disadvantaged pupils are registered for free school meals.

Pupil Premium is allocated within our school to support pupils who have been identified as being disadvantaged and at risk of underachievement. The funding may be allocated to classes, groups or individuals where a need has been identified through our monitoring systems. Not all pupils who receive free school meals will be receiving additional support at any one time.

Measuring Impact

On an annual basis we analyse our data for pupil progress and attainment in comparison to pupils in other schools both locally and nationally in order to ensure our pupils are doing at least as well as other pupils of the same age. If they are not then we will be reviewing our provision and will make adaptations.

We regularly monitor the attainment and progress of all pupils throughout the school. This is done through our termly pupil progress meetings which are led by senior leaders.

Attainment and progress data for all pupils is collated and analysed on a termly basis. Data for pupils entitled to Pupil Premium is collated and analysed separately. Governors are provided with this data and it is monitored and discussed at our regular Governing Body Meetings.

Where pupils are identified as having a specific need and a targeted intervention is put in place, individual targets will be set for the pupil and their progress is measured against these.

Reviewing Our Strategy

Our Pupil Premium Strategy will be reviewed regularly at our Governing Body Pupils Committee meetings.