Pupil Premium, Catch-Up Premium & School Financial Benchmarking.

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the schools budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. 

In the 2019/20 school year the school received £13,352.

In 2019/20 the Pupil Premium was used in a variety of ways.
These included:

  • Use of additional TA support to deliver personalised intervention programmes
  • Provision of extra-curricular activities of children both in and out of school
  • School meals
  • Additional learning resources

Examples of impact in 2019/20 include:

Vulnerable children make steady progress in-line with their peers.

Increased pupil well-being, confidence and raised self-esteem.

Pupils have access to all extra-curricular activities, including attendance at sport after school clubs.

In 2020/21 the Pupil Premium of £9,610 (2 terms; March 2021) will continue to be used to support:

  • Use of additional TA support to deliver personalised intervention programmes
  • ‘Catch up’ sessions in addition to those planned for all children following the closure of schools in March 2020
  • Payment of school meals
  • Provision of extra-curricular activities of children both in and out of school
  • Use of specified targeted services

The impact of this money will be reviewed termly and the findings will be used to inform provision on an ongoing termly basis through results analysis and staff, pupil and parent discussions.

This year’s allocation will be used to offset barriers to learning such as:

  • The lack of access to wider curriculum opportunities.
  • The development of language and comprehension.
  • The provision of a hot school meal ensuring pupil well-being and the readiness to learn.  
  • Support transition from KS2 to KS3

Catch-Up Premium

Funding allocations
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.
Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.

Payment schedule
Schools will get funding in 3 tranches.

  1. Autumn 2020 – this is based on the latest available data on pupils in mainstream schools and high needs place numbers in special, AP, hospital schools and special schools not maintained by a local authority.
  2. Early 2021 – based on updated pupil and place data. This payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil or £140 per place across the first 2 payment rounds.
  3. Summer 2021 term – a further £33.33 per pupil or £100 per place.

How funding allocations are calculated
For mainstream schools the 4 to 15 pupil head count from the October 2020 census was used.

Similar to the pupil premium, schools should use the sum available to them as a single total even though funding is calculated on a per pupil or per place basis. Funding will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year and will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.

How Yealand CE Primary has used the allocated catch up funding.

 Yealand was allocated £1080 catch up funding of which £602 had already been designated for use at the end of the Autumn Term 2020, with the remaining to be redistributed in the following term to ensure all pupils benefit from this additional funding.

 Strategy Statement and Aims

At Yealand CE Primary School, we are following EEF guidance and implementing our strategy through a tiered approach.

The EEF recommend targeting support through Quality First Teaching, Targeted Academic Support and Wider Strategies.

Based on Teacher Assessments our priorities are as follows:

  • Writing in KS2
  • Reading in KS1 and lower KS2
  • Phonics in Year 1 & 2.

These priorities will be reviewed throughout the year and adjust accordingly.

Our aims are:

  • To reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
  • To raise the attainment of all pupils to close the gap created by COVID 19 school closure

School Financial Benchmarking

Click on the link to view the school’s financial position and compare against other school’s of similar geographic, cultural and size. 
https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/school/detail?urn=119546&openOnly=true