The amount of the school's allocation from the Pupil Premium Grant in respect of the current academic year: details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year's allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.
What about children who don’t qualify for Pupil Premium?
It can sometimes seem unfair that selected children have greater access to support than others or that they don’t have to pay as much for trips, Extended Learning Opportunity’s or other services when many families not eligible for Pupil Premium also struggle to meet these costs. Whilst we fully understand these frustrations, school has no control over who qualifies for funding or what we can and cannot charge these families for. Please do come into the office if you are having difficulties meeting the cost of opportunities we provide in school.
National research tells us that those eligible for Pupil Premium funding tend to do less well at school than other children. This is why the government is targeting them with additional support.
We are required to be open and transparent about how much Pupil Premium funding the school receives and how this is spent. This information is detailed on this page and its linked documents. If you think you may be eligible for this funding, you can apply via the Leicester City Council website.
Conditions of the grant:
The Department for Education (DfE) published the Pupil Premium Grant 2012/12: Conditions of Grant in December 2011.
Section 8 sets out the terms on which pupil premium grant (PPG) is allocated to school. The terms are very broad and merely state:
The grant may be spent by maintained schools for the purposes of the school; that is to say for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school …
The DfE has since clarified that the PPG is not ring-fenced and that schools are free to spend it as they wish, providing the school can demonstrate that the performance of those pupils for whom the grant was allocated was improving.
Using Pupil Premium to make a difference at Rolleston Primary School
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.
Rolleston Primary is determined that all pupils are given the best possible chance to achieve their full potential through the highest standards of Quality First Teaching, focussed support, curriculum enrichment, and pastoral care.
We believe the additional provision delivered through the Pupil Premium funding should be available to all pupils within school who we know to be disadvantaged and vulnerable, irrespective of whether they are eligible for the funding.
Indeed, it should be noted that many of the pupils identified as requiring additional levels of support are not necessarily those who fulfil the FSM eligibility criteria.
There is no expectation that all Pupil Premium funded pupils will receive identical support and the allocation of the budget for each pupil feeds into the whole school budget as opposed to being ring fenced.
The school considers best ways to allocate Pupil Premium money annually following rigorous data analysis and the careful consideration of the needs of the pupils.
Our determined and committed team ensure that Pupil Premium funding and provision impacts achievement, attendance and pastoral care.
See detailed 'Pupil Premium Report' below for more information