The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11, namely those students entitled to free school meals (FSM), those who have received FSM in the last six years (Ever 6), looked after children (LAC) and children from Armed Forces families.
The Department for Education (DfE) states that-
The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
More information can be found GOV.UK website here.
In the financial year 2018-2019, Wilsthorpe School received £251,000 Pupil Premium funding.
In the financial year 2019-2020 Wilsthorpe School received £235,858.00 Pupil Premium funding.
The careful allocation of the Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to reduce class sizes and implement initiatives that address educational disadvantage.
Details on how the school has used pupil premium funding during 2019/20 can be found below:
PP Spending Review
School leaders have evaluated achievement data from summer 2019. Our pupil premium students have excelled in many areas. Below are tables that summarise the performance of pupils eligible for the pupil premium compared to those who were not eligible over the last two years.
The tables demonstrate that outcomes in 2019 were strong.
Outcomes in 2019 demonstrate improvements for both pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium and those that were not eligible.
Progress 8 values in English and Maths, progress 8 average and attainment 8 average for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium improved in 2019.
Differences in performance in progress 8 Maths and Attainment 8 average are diminishing.
To diminish the differences further, school leaders will continue to focus on quality first teaching and the implementation of the Pupil premium strategy statement for 2019-20.