Pupil Premium funding is given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. For the current academic year (2016.17), St George’s has been allocated £77,400.
Please take a look at our ‘Parents’ Guide to the Pupil Premium.’
This year the pupil premium funding will be used to:
- Reduce group sizes for core subjects in upper key stage 2 to allow more targeted teaching
- Provide opportunities for class teachers in key stage 2 to work on a one to one basis with children eligible for pupil premium funding
- Run the ‘Numbers Count’ maths programme in year 2
- Run a ‘LASS’ (language and Social Skills) group for year 1 children
- Provide additional reading opportunities through one to one teacher time and recruiting ‘Beanstalk’ readers in years 2 and 4
- Ensure eligible children do not miss out on extracurricular or musical activities for financial reasons
In the past academic year (2015/16), the pupil premium funding has resulted in positive outcomes eligible children:
- Grouping children in upper key stage 2 ensured that disadvantaged pupils have made greater progress than their peers, closing the gap in attainment.
- Reducing class size for English and Mathematics in year 5 ensured 75% of eligible children attained the expected standard or higher
- Reducing class size for English and Mathematics in year 6 ensured that progress for eligible children was well above that of their peers, and in the top 10% nationally
- Reading interventions in year 2 ensured that all eligible children made more than expected progress
- Seven children eligible for pupil premium funding were able to begin to play a musical instrument
- No children eligible for pupil premium funding missed educational visits for financial reasons