Pupil Premium at Sexey's School
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a grant given by the government to publicly funded schools in England to:
- decrease the attainment gap for the most disadvantaged children, whether by income or by family upheaval, so that they reach their potential; and
- support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
Each financial year, schools, who have recorded eligible students in their relevant January census, will receive funding for each student who attracts Pupil Premium. For 2020-21, the allocations from the government are as follows:
- £2,345 for pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order);
- £955 for pupils who are known to have been eligible for FSM since May 2014, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2020; and/or
- £310 for pupils who are eligible for the service child premium since being recorded in the January 2015 school census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2020 school census.
Priorities for Pupil Premium students at Sexey’s School
The primary purpose for our Pupil Premium funding is to enrich the lives of all our Pupil Premium students, no matter their background or prior attainment. To that end, we aim to their raise achievement, ensure we are diminishing differences between our disadvantaged students and other student groups and, when needed, provide excellent pastoral and wellbeing support.
At Sexey’s, we have a smaller than national average number of students who attract Pupil Premium funding. This enables us to provide a bespoke and tailored approach to each and every one of them.
Students who attract Pupil Premium funding
|Year Group||Total Number of Students||No of Pupil Premium Students||% of Year Group|
Estimated Pupil Premium funding for 2020-21*
|Pupil Premium +||16,415|
|Balance C/F from 2019-20||3,675|
|Estimated Total Pupil Premium Budget (PPB) for 2020-21||£86,045|
*Please note, pupil premium is paid retrospectively and in tranches. This means the funding we receive throughout 2020-21 relates to the number of eligible students we recorded in our January census for the previous year, 2019-20.
The leadership team with direct responsibility for the education of our Pupil Premium students, review the strategies that are in place at the beginning of each academic year. This ensures we are being consistent in supporting our Pupil Premium students in the best way we can. We want our Pupil Premium students to achieve the best grades they can, and develop into well rounded adults that are capable of contributing in their community. We aim to achieve this through consistent and excellent teaching, high expectations and through encouraging personal, moral and spiritual development within a Christian framework.
So that we our complying with Ofsted’s recommended guidelines as to what should be published on a school website with regards to its Pupil Premium funding, there are links below to our core Pupil Premium documents. These documents incorporate guidelines and recommendations from both the Department for Education and the Education Endowment Foundation, in particular, we have referred to:
- The Department for Education’s Pupil Premium: effective use and accountability guidance, published 18 October 2019 and updated 20 December 2019
- The Education Endowment Foundation Guide to Pupil Premium, published June 2019
- The Education Endowment Foundation COVID 19 Support Guide for Schools, published June 2020
- Pupil Premium Budget 2020-21 – this details how much pupil premium funding we have received this year and where it has been allocated,
- Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20 to 2021-22 – this details:
- our longer-term approach to planning the use of our Pupil Premium funding using the recommended three year strategy (which we will review on an annual basis, every September)
- our three tiered approach to effective Pupil Premium spending focusing on teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies; drawing on an evaluation of the effect that Pupil Premium had on our students for the previous academic year including impact made and lessons learned
3.Pupil Premium Budget 2019-20 – this details how much Pupil Premium funding we received last year and where it was allocated.
COVID 19 Response – Lockdown 3
Many of our Pupil Premium students are engaging with their learning from home. We have ensured all our Pupil Premium students have a device at home to help them access their remote learning. In addition, we have provided one of our Pupil Premium students with a 4G router.
It is important that we monitor and support our Pupil Premium students during lockdown. We are making fortnightly phone calls home to check in with our Pupil Premium students. During the calls, we check they are able to access their remote lessons and are working well, and ensure there is extra support in place where it is needed.
Well-being is especially important at this time. Our calls home are used to check our Pupil Premium students are taking enough breaks, involving themselves in other activities such as the Headteacher’s, and the PE Department’s, weekly challenges, that they are getting outside for their daily hour of exercise and have someone at home supporting them with their home learning experience.
If any further support or action is needed for either pastoral or curriculum, then the relevant staff member is contacted and followed up by the Deputy Head.
- More information on Free School Meals can be found here.
- For more information on Pupil Premium, please contact Mr Ross Dalzell, Deputy Head.