In 2011/12 the Government launched Pupil Premium funding, an additional grant for pupils eligible for Free School Meals. This was expanded in 2012/2013 to include grants for pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals within the previous 6 years.
Currently, the following pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium funding:
Those currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
Those who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years (ever6)
Those who are Looked After by their Local Authority
Those who have previously been Looked After by their Local Authority
Those who have been adopted from within the UK under the Adoption and Children Act 2002
Those who have been or are currently under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order
Those whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces
A grant of £30,200 was allocated to Hasmonean Primary for 2017/18 to support 12 pupils on FSM and 5 pupils on ever6. This has been used to support the raising of attainment for these pupils. (The school urges families to register for FSM if applicable in order to achieve the maximum grant).
Raising attainment of these pupils in all areas of the curriculum with the emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy.
Providing social and emotional support to improve well-being, behaviour and attendance.
Providing funding for trips and visits.
Pupil Premium spending at our school is used for the following:
Social skills groups
Motor skills groups
Extra curriculum clubs (chess, cookery, chess, sports)
1:1 reading practice/recovery programme
Small group support for Literacy and Numeracy
Year 6 booster class support for Literacy and Numeracy
Small group/1:1 support for Literacy and Numeracy from SENCO
Breakfast and homework clubs
Financial support for both day and residential school trips
All children progress well at Hasmonean Primary school. Our tracking systems indicate that pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding in years 1-6 have all benefitted from the additional support made possible through this allocation.