The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Children who have been entitled to receive Free School Meals, Children in Care and children whose parents are in the Armed Forces are all eligible for the funding.
Schools can choose how to use their Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to identify the barriers facing their pupils and the provision that will support them. By meeting the needs of the most vulnerable, we are enabling the successful education of all children.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy runs for three years and we have focused our funding on the following areas:
- Language enrichment: Increased vocabulary and improved articulation of spoken and written language
- Catch Up Premium: To close the gap of learning loss and for children to achieve in line with national average for their year group.
- To remove the barriers of parental engagement and support parents with greater involvement in school life this will also impact positively on attendance
- Closing the gap in PP and Non- PP attendance
- Ensure all children have equal access to correct school uniform including PE kits, appropriate school shoes and coats.
- Ensure all pupils have access to necessary resources to be able to fully engage with learning
- Ensure all pupils have access to educational trips/ experiences
- Building on Cultural Capital
We are required to publish information about how we have used the Pupil Premium grant: please see the links below:
Each year, schools must produce, and then review, an action plan for how they will spend their Pupil Premium funding.
The Badsey First School Pupil Premium Statement for 2021-24 is available here.
The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance holds an overall policy outlining the principles around Pupil Premium for all schools in the Trust. To access it, click here.
For the 2021-22 academic year, the Government have provided schools with additional funding to support the recovery of education lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding consists of Catch-Up Premium funding not spent in 2020-21, National Tuition Programme School Led Tutoring funding and Recovery Premium funding. Combined, these funds are used to both enhance and support the recovery of education for pupils identified through schools systems and procedures as needing it the most. Further detail of the Recovery Premium for 2021-22 is provided in the Pupil Premium Statement for 2021-22 which is linked above.
Catch-Up Premium 2020-21
In August 2020, the Government announced additional funding for schools to deliver Catch Up funding following the COVID-19 national lockdown measures.
This Action Plan reports how the Catch-Up premium money for 2020-21 was spent over the academic year and enable us to inform parents, carers and trustees of the impact it had on pupil achievement.
The Badsey First School Catch-UP Premium Plan 2020-21 was reviewed termly and is available here.
Pupil Premium Plus
Pupil Premium Plus is a payment made to schools to help raise the attainment of children in care. From 1 April 2014 all children in care, who have been in care under the Adoption & Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under Special Guardianship or Residence Order, are eligible for Pupil Premium Plus. The school work in partnership with all families of pupils who are adopted to collaborate on the most effective way to spend this additional funding.