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The Pupil Premium is additional DfE funding for schools in England for pupils who are either in receipt of Free School Meals, are, or have been, a Looked After Child or are, or have been, Service Children (those with parents that work in the armed services). Nationally these children can be vulnerable to lower attainment and the aim of the funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is for schools to decide how Pupil Premium funding is spent according to the needs of their pupils.

We strive to ensure:

We provide quality first teaching and learning opportunities which meet the needs of all our pupils.

We recognise that not all pupils who are registered for Free School Meals or who are Looked After children are disadvantaged.

2022-2023 Funding Allocations

Funding is allocated following analysis to identify priority areas. The attached pdf report below shows how we spent the pupil premium funding of £23,922 which we received in the financial year 2022/23.  In addition to this, the school received £2106 of Tutor-Led funding which was used to fund timetabled support from a teacher or teaching assistant to deliver catch up tutoring to disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils.  The school also received £2000 of Recovery Premium to target pupils in need of core subject catch up curriculum support. This was used to fund adults to deliver small group phonics, maths and writing interventions.

A Pupil Premium Strategy document is also attached to evidence our considerations when planning to spend this funding.

2023-2024 Funding Allocations

In the financial year 2022/2023, schools receive £1,455 for Free School Meals pupils in Reception to Y6 and £2,530 for any pupil identified as a Looked After Child in the January census. Looked after children are those children who have been adopted, subject to a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) or who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more.  The funding for a service child has increased to £355.

Chapel Haddlesey Primary School will receive £13,908 of Pupil Premium Funding, £2176 of Recovery Premium and £877.50 of Tutor-Led Funding in the financial year 2023-2024 and plans are in place to spend it in this way.

Pupil Premium Funding Plans 2023-2024
Support Funding Impact
Interventions £3053.50 To directly support pupil premium children in school with 1:1 support to ensure progress is maintained in line with expectations.
Pastoral Support Worker £6500 To employ a Pastoral Support Worker to help support families with social, emotional and mental health needs, thereby positively impacting on the pupil's health and wellbeing and progress in school.
SENDCO £1000 To help fund the skills of a federation SENDCO to ensure: the provision in each class is matched to children with additional needs; there is support for families with SEND children; SEND paperwork is completed and submitted in a timely manner; assessment of SEND children is supported.
Breakfast Club & milk £2000 To offer free Breakfast Club and milk to pupil premium children should they request it.
Healthy Schools in school £3000 To help fund two ATA's to deliver weekly cookery and healthy schools sessions in school, covering healthy choices & lifestyles, trying new flavours, teaching key cooking and chopping skills, food hygiene, gardening and Forest school activities and boosting self-confidence in these areas.
Pastoral Support Sessions £2100 To help fund an Pastoral Support Assistant to deliver sessions each week to children who are need of emotional support.
Therapy Dog  £1150 To help fund an ATA and her therapy dog visit school regularly to meet and chat to children, 'listen' to readers, encourage exercise by walking Twig around the field, and offer a non-judgmental ear to children who need to let off steam.
Residential Visit support £750 To offer pupil premium children in Upper KS2 half price residential visits - every 2 years
MSA Peer Support £788 To offer structured lunchtime play, with organised games and supported Play Leaders.
School Visits/Visitors £500 To enhance the curriculum and bring learning to life.
Total allocated  £20,842  

Parents and Carers who think their child might qualify for Pupil Premium funding are asked to contact the Admin Team for more information.

We would wish to encourage all families who feel they may be eligible for Free School Meals, to claim them, as not only does it support you in the health and care of your child, but it also supports their learning in school. For further information please visit: or click the link below for an application form. All matters regarding Free School Meals and the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.