The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to support pupils from low-income families. The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012/2013 be extended to pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years, as well as Looked after Children and those whose parents are in the Armed Forces.
Funds are allocated by the Government and used resourcefully to ensure a significant impact on learning and to ensure each child reaches their full potential. Further information is available by clicking on http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
Pupil Premium allocation for New Brancepeth Primary School:
2011/12 £9,272: This was spent subsidising the salary of teaching assistants to ensure that targeted intervention programmes in Literacy and Numeracy could be carried out
2012/13 £16,800: In addition to the continuation of the above
- A Teaching Assistant has been employed to work additional hours to administer a Speech and Language development programme.
- A coach and Teaching Assistant have been employed to run a free regular ‘Multi Skills’ after school club
2013/14 £28,800: In addition to the continuation of the above
- A Learning Mentor has been allocated to each child for whom the school receives Pupil Premium
- Pre school fitness sessions and breakfast club are provided free of charge to children attracting Pupil Premium
- Governors decided that children for whom Pupil Premium is received should have significant subsidy towards the costs of ther residential stay at an outdoor activity centre
- Additional 1:1 and small group support is being provided to children for whom we receive pupil premium where progress is less than good.
2014/15 £48,100 (see document below)
Academic data shows that in recent years children at this school who have attracted Pupil Premium have generally performed as well and made as much progress as other children.
2015/16 £60,720 (see document below)
Pupil Premium 2016-17