Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), those known to have been eligible in the last six years, children of service families  and children who are or who have been in local authority care. It was introduced in April 2011 and is intended to narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1320 for pupils in reception year to year 6

Schools also receive £1900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

Children who have been in local-authority care for one day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.

Our total funding through the Pupil Premium for the financial year 2016-17 is expected to be £13920. We will use the funding to provide one-to-one or small group tuition by a qualified teacher, to provide additional teaching assistant or tutor support and to support qualifying families with the purchase of uniform and enrichment and residential opportunities.

Currently, the majority of pupils attending Gilmorton Chandler who are entitled to the Pupil Premium are working at or above age related expectations in the core areas of reading, writing, communication and mathematics.

The funding last year totalled £16600. This was spent as follows:

End of EYFS Average Profile score Year 1 Phonics Average score
Pupil premium (1) 32.0 Pupil Premium (2) 28.5
Non pupil premium (29) 34.6 Non pupil premium (28) 36.6
End of year 3 – meeting ARE Reading Writing Maths
Pupil premium (2) 100% 100% 100%
Non pupil premium (29) 93% 93% 93%
End of year 4 – meeting ARE Reading Writing Maths
Pupil premium (1) 100% 100% 100%
Non pupil premium (32) 94% 94% 94%
End of year 5 – meeting ARE Reading Writing Maths
Pupil premium (2) 50% 50% 50%
Non pupil premium (30) 93% 97% 97%
End of Year 6 – SATS Reading Grammar, punctuation, spelling Maths
Pupil premium (1) 100% 100% 0%
Non pupil premium (30) 67% 87% 73%
Year 6 – progress over KS2 Reading Writing Maths
Pupil premium (1) +5.5 0.0 -4.1
Non pupil premium (30) 0.4 -1.3 -1.7