Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and Impact
Please click on the links below to find out more information about Pupil Premium:
Why not try the on-line calculation to see if you are eligible by visiting the website www.bolton.gov.uk follow the link to “schools and children” and use the online calculator. Alternatively please feel free to contact Pupil and Student Services at Bolton Council on 01204 332143 who will be able to advise you.
Premium Grant Expenditure and Impact
Background to the
Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is a government initiative that
provides additional funding aimed at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research
shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their
non-deprived peers. The pupil premium is provided in order to support these
pupils in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress. The
government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals and those who are
looked after as an indicator for deprivation. They have given a fixed amount of
money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free
School Meals and who are looked after by the local authority. A premium has
also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed
forces. The service premium is designed to address the emotional and social
well-being of these pupils.
Please note that the funding for Pupil
Premium is allocated per financial year with ‘top ups’ being given during the
course of the year. The provision for the Pupil Premium children is managed on
an academic year basis. This makes it quite challenging when accounting for how
effectively the money has been spent.
Lostock Primary School, all members of staff and governors are fully committed
to meeting the needs of all children including disadvantaged (Pupil Premium)
children and ensuring their pastoral, social and academic needs are
exceptionally well catered for. All children, including disadvantaged children
are valued, respected and entitled to develop to their full potential,
irrespective of disadvantage.
Pupil Premium strategy reviews take place on a termly
basis with governors. The Pupil Premium governor visits the Pupil Premium lead
in school to review the impact of the spend and termly reports are presented to
the governors. The Senior Leadership Team meet with class teachers half termly
in Pupil Achievement Meetings to review impact within the term and plan next
steps for improvement.
Our school will ensure that the Pupil Premium
funding reaches the groups of pupils for whom it was intended and that it makes
a significant impact on their education and lives.
The Pupil Premium will be used to provide
additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the
achievement for these pupils.
The funding will be used to narrow and close
the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
The school will use the additional funding to
address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils
Premium and others.
The funding may be used to support a whole school approach
in raising standards, which would target disadvantaged pupils, but may also
benefit other pupils.
At Lostock Primary we
believe that three Key Strands must underpin the effective use of the Pupil
Premium. These are:
Home/School Partnership – removing barriers to learning
Please see below documents that detail our Pupil Premium spend and impact for previous three years.
16-17 PPG Impact (July 2017).pdf
Closing the gap July 2017.pdf
Closing the gap July 2016.pdf