What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
Pupil Premium is a grant allocated to schools to support socially disadvantaged pupils. Pupil Premium is not allocated to individual students and is not an individual entitlement. Pupil Premium Grant is calculated according to the number of children in the school eligible for Free School Meals over the last 6 years, with the purpose of ensuring all pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. Schools decide how Pupil Premium funding is spent, because they are best placed to assess what additional provision and initiatives should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for each of the pupils within their care, so that each fulfils their achievement potential.
Pupil Premium at Malden Manor
At Malden Manor Primary School, we have a significant number of children who are entitled to Free School Meals. The amount of funding received has increased each year since it started in 2011-12. For this financial year - 2016-17, Malden Manor’s Pupil Premium funding allocation is £124,080.
Pupil Premium funding at Malden Manor is used primarily to support accelerated progress for our pupils through planning and delivery of a range of enhanced and personalised learning experiences. Impact of Pupil Premium initiatives is closely monitored, with detailed analysis used to inform priorities for each year’s expenditure.
Pupil Premium funding is used to support key areas linked to School Development Plan priorities, including:
Staffing for Interventions: Interventions targeted to meet specific areas of learning; Small group and 1:1 tuition to suit the needs of targeted groups/individuals; 'Closing the Gap' Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA); increased staffing to run Early Years interventions.
Emotional Health & Well Being, SEND and pastoral support programmes: Staffing and Professional Development for an increased range of inclusion and pastoral support programmes; Specialised lunchtime & emotional well being support
Staffing for clubs and extra-curricular activities: Additional staffing for clubs, extra-curricular activities and events, such as Home learning Club, Inter-school Maths and Science Challenge Event
Working with Parents and Family Learning: Continue extended programme of workshops for parents and families; Financial support and staffing to ensure pupil participation in a range of wider opportunities and educational experiences:
Families with household incomes of less than £16,190.00 and those in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to FSM and reductions on the cost of school trips. The school also benefits from Pupil Premium funding for all eligible pupils. To apply, contact Kingston Council on 020 8547 5004 with your National Insurance number to find out if you can claim. Individual requests for financial support for school-based activities for eligible pupils are considered by the Senior Leadership Team. Requests can be made via the school office. Even if your child does not want a hot school meal, there are still benefits from making an application.