Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Reports 2021-2023

The school carefully plans how to support children who are in receipt of the pupil premium, this is a mixture of in-class and individual support that addresses the barriers to learning that staff have identified. The number of pupils can fluctuate a lot – from 3 up to 10 in one year and therefore the needs can also change over a fairly short period of time. Obviously staff need to focus on the immediate issues as well as aim to provide more long term support for families.

We intend to ensure every child, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, makes good progress and achieves across all aspects of learning. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers.

We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals.  We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being disadvantaged and should be making better progress.

High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that non-disadvantaged pupils’ attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers.

Our approach will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs. The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils excel. To ensure they are effective we will:

  • ensure disadvantaged pupils are challenged in the work that they’re set
  • act early to intervene at the point need is identified
  • adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve
  • start to build resilience throughout school at all opportunities such as mental wellbeing activities, sports, celebrations of achievement and participation.
  • provide a reflective and creative curriculum including regular art, music, forest school and outdoor learning

PupilPremiumStatement 21-23 Eyam CEPrimary 

2020-2021 was an unprecedented year because due to the Covid pandemic  we saw numbers who could claim the Pupil Premium increase in the Autumn after the funding was allocated. Schools began to address catch up issues caused by interrupted routines at home and school. (see plan) Initial plans for Pupil Premium funding 20-21.

PP-strategy-for website 20-21

School was then closed in January / February 21 and subsequently the children’s needs changed. On return in March we plan to focus time and staffing to ensure we can start to reduce gaps as well as provide calm time and extra outdoor learning, games, art and sport for children to settle back into the school routine. ‘Normal’ learning will not resume immediately.

Our allocation of funds for 19-20 is £4 940 based on the census, there were 3 pupils Attached is our strategy plan for 2019-20 PP-strategy-for website 19-20

Please find attached a Strategy plan for 2018-19 – we have a very small number of pupils and so obviously want to make sure the information provided is totally anonymised.

Our funding for 2018-19 is £7580

Strategy Statement for 2018-19 WEB

PP-strategy-for WEB Sept 17 final

A strategy plan for 2017-18 including a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school and how we plan to spend the Pupil Premium to address those barriers.

Pupil premium funding 2017-18 =  £9800 This will be reduced further in 2018-19

Impact Report 2017 PPremium for 2016

Pupil Premium Strategy Oct-16