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 Pupil Premium Statement

Meridian Angel Primary School

 

Raising the achievement of the disadvantaged

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to the school for pupils of low-income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (see eligibility link below). In 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 Free School Meals measure).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked-after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel.

The main aim of the funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and young people. The funding equates to £1320 per eligible primary school child and £1900 per pupil for looked-after children who have been looked after for 1 day or more, are adopted or are under a Special Guardianship Order or Residence Order.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. Measures have been included in the performance tables that show the achievement of pupils who attract the Pupil Premium.

 

School accountability for the pupil premium

The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections will report on how the school’s use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Schools are held to account through performance tables, which include data on:

  • The attainment of the pupils who attract the funding;
  • The progress made by these pupils;
  • The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

 

Meridian Angel Primary School has used toolkits identified by the Department of Education to uniform its provision. The school further plans for each child individually to ensure there are no gaps in achievement and that they are well supported in a range of areas.

Meridian Angels offer for eligible pupils consists of the following:

  • academic interventions and support to raise the attainment and progress in English:
  • Early years intervention.
  • academic interventions and support to raise the attainment and progress in Mathematics;
  • enrichment activities to provide wider opportunities and enhance the self-esteem of pupils (these may include 1.1 mentoring using principles of meta cognition and self regulation, use of digital technology and provision of ICT equipment);
  • interventions and support through small group work to develop Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) skills;
  • support in paying the voluntary contributions towards educational visits and activities;
  • Access to breakfast and after school clubs;

 

  • to purchase:
    • the school PE kit for each child.
    • a school book bag per school year.

Maria Nicola is the Lead Teacher for Pupil Premium and is a member of the leadership team. She liaises with the Headteacher and other staff to assess the children’s needs and to plan the appropriate support. She also tracks the educational progress and achievement of each Pupil Premium eligible child. Please do not hesitate to contact her should you have any further enquiries (0203 773 3895 / mnicola@meridianangel.com).

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