The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools from the Government to address the underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for Free School Meals and their wealthier peers. Funding is allocated per number of pupils on Free School Meals. Schools themselves decide how to use this funding to support pupils from low income families.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source – DfE website
At Campsbourne, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.
We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the schools own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.
Pupil Premium Policy (Autumn 2022)
Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions, along with quality first teaching have started to have a positive impact on children’s attainment and self-belief.
Through targeted interventions we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the schools aims is to ensure that ALL groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.
Targeted support is being provided through one-to-one and small group tuition delivered by teaching assistant senior teachers and senior leaders. These interventions support children in knowing where they are and what they need to do to improve their work.
Increasing Parental Engagement has also been a focus at the school. A range of learning opportunities have been provided to help parents develop their own skills in English and maths – to make them better equipped at supporting their children at home.
In place of the current requirements regarding information about pupil premium expenditure, schools are now required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy.
This should include;
Please see below for the Infant and Junior School strategies.
2022 (2021 – 2024) Pupil Premium Strategy Plan (Infant School)
2022 (2021 – 2024) Pupil Premium Strategy Plan (Junior School)
To monitor progress on attainment, new measures have been included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Campsbourne School, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Review meetings will take place at each milestone (approximately every half term) and will include a member of Senior /Middle Management and teachers.
At each milestone, the school will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.
Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item on the governors’ agenda and is formally reviewed at the end of each academic year.
The next review is due to take place in Autumn 2023
Designated staff member in charge: Ms Morgan Currie
Nominated governor: Mrs Anita Jaku
In the 2022 to 2023 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools will also receive £2,410 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,410 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,410 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.
A parent may wish to check their child’s eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) which you can do here.
You will need to enter your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, you will need to provide your child’s name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.
Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
For more information about free meals in Haringey, please contact Haringey on 020 8489 1000.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the head teacher.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don’t want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.