Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
Pupil Premium Funding for 2017-2018
£1320 for each eligible child from Reception to Year 6
£1900 for each ‘Looked After’ or ‘Post Looked After’ child
There is also a pupil premium grant of £300 for each ‘service’ child whose parent is serving or has served in the armed services in the past 6 years.
The school expects to receive £50,200 to fund our 2017-2018 pupil premium strategy.
Our strategy for spending pupil premium is based on the following key principles:
- We are ambitious for all pupils and committed to diminishing differences in outcomes. Disadvantaged pupils at Morley do better than their peers nationally but sometimes less well than their classmates. We aim to use the pupil premium grant to address this.
- In drawing up the plan we consider current research and evidence of effective practice provided by partners such as Education Endowment Fund,
- Barriers to learning are both varied and specific to individual children. By considering the needs of each pupil eligible for the grant we aim to increase the effectiveness of our spending.
- Investment in high quality professional development for teachers and improving opportunities for feedback is integral to raising achievement. Our pupil premium strategy focuses on how we can increase opportunities for this as well as identifying interventions where required.
- We expect all of our children to ‘Aim High and Challenge Themselves’. We want to ensure that disadvantaged pupils with different starting points all make great progress.
- Teachers have quick and easy access to data and information to allow them to track progress for different groups of children, including disadvantaged pupils.
What impact has pupil premium spending had so far?
In July 2016 progress for disadvantaged pupils from KS1-2 was particularly good in literacy with achievement for disadvantaged pupils in reading being in the top 6% nationally. Disadvantaged pupils also made excellent progress in writing with progress ranked as in the top 7% of schools nationally. Progress for disadvantaged pupils in maths was also better than other pupils.