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Pupil Premium

At Loders Primary our objectives for spending the Pupil Premium funding are::

  • To provide  intervention programmes to ensure that children eligible for Pupil Premium achieve as well as their peers or better
  • To subsidise the cost of extra-curricular activities including school trips to ensure equality of access so children eligible for Pupil Premium are not disadvantaged
  • Additional 1:1 support for targeted children and small group interventions
  • Staff training to implement interventions
  • Staff costs to run specialist clubs or activities
  • Specialist assessments from outside agencies

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. There is a requirement to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

Use of Pupil Premium 2016 – 17 – £1,320 per pupil for a full year

There were eleven children entitled to Pupil Premium for all, or part of, academic year 2016-17 and the school expects to receive £11,480.

So far this year examples of how pupil premium is being used are:

  • Provision of before-school care
  • Extra-curricular activities, e.g. music lessons, swimming lessons and art and drama workshops
  • Increased sporting opportunities
  • Support from external agencies, including specialist assessments
  • School visits and subsidized residential school trips
  • Individual and group learning support

Pupil Premium Summary 2016-17

Use of Pupil Premium 2015 – 16 – £1,300 per pupil for a full year

There were five children entitled to Pupil Premium for all, or part of, academic year 2015-16 and the school received £5,650.

  • Provision of before-school care
  • To enrich the curriculum and provide experiences to enhance progress in academic, social and emotional development
  • To facilitate extra-curricular activities including music lessons, swimming lessons and art workshops.
  • Support from external agencies
  • School visits and subsidised residential school trips
  • Individual and group learning support

Pupil Premium Summary 2015-16


Who is eligible?

  1. Free School Meals (FSM)

Free school meals are available to children of all ages.  To qualify, an application needs to be made to the Local Authority showing that you meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit)
  • Working Tax Credit Run On
  • A parent who is a serving member of the armed forces

Whether a child is in primary or secondary education, if they meet the requirements they will receive a daily free school meal and their school will receive additional Pupil Premium funding.  An application can be made through https://www.dorsetforyou.com/free-school-meals or come into the school for a paper copy. A leaflet further explaining Pupil Premium can be found here: Pupil Premium Leaflet (v4)

  1. Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

Up until September 2014 only children who fell into the above category were eligible for free school meals, however Universal Infant Free School Meals was introduced which entitles all children in Key Stage 1 (early years, year 1 and year 2) to receive a free lunch.  This does not bring with it an entitlement for Pupil Premium funding and therefore the school will not receive this additional funding.

  1. Should my child be receiving FSM or UIFSM?

Regardless of whether your child receives a free meal under the UIFSM system, if you think you fulfill any of the requirements listed above under Free School Meals heading, then it is very important that you apply.  You may do this online at www.dorsetforyou.com or by completing a paper application form which you can get from the school office.  If you have queries at all please talk to the school office who will be happy to help.

  1. What is Pupil Premium funding?

It is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England and is used to:

  • raise the attainment of pupils from low-income families
  • close the gap between them and their peers

Pupil Premium Funding is received by the school for:

  • those eligible for FSM (see section 1)
  • those who are no longer eligible for FSM but who have been eligible in the last 6 years
  • those who are adopted
  • those with a special guardianship order
  • those with a child arrangement order
  • those with a residence order
  1. Additional Funding for Looked After Children

The DFE have advised us that extra Pupil Premium Funding of £1,900 will be available for children in the following categories:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order
    • a child arrangement order

Guidance from the DFE says that schools can only claim this money where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order).

If your child qualifies for this extra funding then please speak to the Head of School in confidence so that we can make the claim and your child can benefit from the additional support we will provide.