Edith Neville Primary School

Edith Neville

Pupil Premium 2017-18

Pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Pupil premium funding is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

-          registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years

-          have been looked after for 1 day or more or were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for each primary-aged pupil eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years and £1,900 for each ‘looked-after’ child.  Our school’s allocation in 2017-18 Academic year is £129,360. 

Our families mainly occupy Local Authority housing. 51.3% of pupils are eligible for free school meals.  Many families live in high levels of deprivation, have complex needs and are on benefits or low income. The school’s deprivation indicator is 0.41 which is close to double the national value. A very large majority (93.5%) of the pupils’ first language is not English.  97% of the children of are from minority ethnic groups. The largest minority ethnic group in the school is Bangladeshi (58.6% of the school roll.)  The Black African community (26% of the school roll) of pupils mostly come from Somalia.)

Common barriers for our children with FSM and who are eligible for Pupil Premium include: low levels of language and communication skills, attendance and punctuality concerns, high levels of emotional and behavioural need, lower aspirations and often complex family situations which impact on learning at school.

We target our pupil premium funding to provide a range of learning experiences to maximise learning opportunities for disadvantaged pupils and to support them to reach the highest levels of attainment.

The main objectives of Pupil Premium expenditure are:

-          To provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities to enable disadvantaged pupils to ‘close the  gap’ when compared to other pupils
-          To provide a wide range of enrichment and learning experiences, including school journey.  
-          To provide small group and targeted individualised learning support in core subjects
-           To provide support for parent and families to engage in education and raise aspirations for their child’s future through our on site Family Centre

Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure for 17-18

Intervention Teachers  64,737
Inclusion Staff  17,623
Teaching Assistants  38,329
Family Support & Engagement  4,441
School Journey  2,413
Breakfast Club  1,847

We will measure the effect of this expenditure by calculating progress of our disadvantaged children at the end of the academic year. Other measures, such as checking impact of specific interventions, occurs throughout the year. We also appreciate the impact beyond quantities data, for example children’s self-confidence, and will measure this through pupil surveys.

The school will review it’s Pupil Premium Strategy in Jul 2018