Pupil Premium Funding
Horringer Court receives a Pupil Premium Grant from the Department for Education for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals (FSM), or who has been entitled over the last six years, Looked After Children and children of service personnel.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the underlying inequalities between children by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is used to provide additional support in raising achievement and attainment for those students that need it most.
Parents are encouraged to register their child as eligible for FSMs, if applicable, as this will mean that the school receives its maximum entitlement and also pupils on FSMs can access additional support and resources.
How we used the Pupil Premium
In 2014/2015 we received £61,102 including Pupil Premium Plus; In 2015/2016 we have received £50,186 to date.
- 23 pupils in the school receive free school meals
- 2 pupils in the school are looked after
- There are 2 in the school who are from service families.
The Pupil Premium money will be used to provide additional support to improve the progress and raise the standard of achievement for these pupils. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
All our work through the Pupil Premium is aimed at accelerating progress for this group to at least age related expectations. Initially this is concentrated mainly on Maths and English. These resources may also be used to target able pupils entitled to Pupil Premium to achieving beyond age expectations at KS2 and the end of Year 8.
You can read about the impact of our Pupil Premium spend in our Analysis of use and impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2015-16 and Analysis of use and impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2014-15 documents.
If you have any questions relating to Pupil Premium and Free School Meals please do not hesitate to contact the school.
PE & Sports Premium Funding
The Government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools between 2013 and 2016. This funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers. We explain how we have used our funding in the following documents.
Horringer Court receives a Catch Up Grant from the Department for Education for each child who did not achieve a Level 4 in their SAT test. The Government believes that this grant, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to help schools enable all children to attain at age appropriate levels. This funding is therefore used to provide additional support in raising achievement and attainment for these pupils.
In 2015 a total of 106 year 6 pupils undertook the SATs tests. Of these 14 did not achieve a Level 4 in either Reading, Writing or Maths, representing 13.2% of the cohort.
In 2014 a total of 68 year 6 pupils undertook the SATs tests. Of these 14 did not achieve a Level 4 in either Reading, Writing or Maths, representing 20.5% of the cohort. For these pupils we received £7,000.
How we use this Grant:
- To provide 1 to 1 teacher time tailored to individual needs both in English and Maths.
- To provide TA time to work with small groups
- To purchase additional catch up resources.
The table below shows the percentage of pupils in receipt of Catch Up Premium who achieved Level 4 or above by the end of 2015
Our aim is to have all pupils reaching at least age appropriate levels by the time they leave us at the end of Year 8. (Currently level 5)