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Pupil Premium Grant

What is Pupil Premium Grant?

Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to main stream funding, was introduced by the Government  in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. In schools receive £1,345 for Free School Meals pupils in Reception to Year 6 and £2,345 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. In addition, schools receive £310 for each child who has a parent in the Armed Forces. 

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

How can schools use the Pupil Premium Grant?

Individual schools can decide how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant, according to the needs of the pupils. 

How is Cononley Primary School Spending the Pupil Premium Grant?

We track the progress and attainment of all children in school, which enables us to provide additional targeted support for those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant. These are the priorities we have identified: 

  • Smaller teaching groups for core subjects
  • Teaching Assistant Support for small groups and 1: 1 work to close the gap in attainment in Maths and English in line with the Education Endowment Foundation  research findings on effective interventions. 
  • Teaching Assistant support to release the class teacher to support individuals and small groups.
  • Providing a broad and balanced curriculum with high quality teaching in core and foundation subjects
  • Resources to support learning
  • Subsidising the cost of educational visits and out of school clubs and activities
  • Contributing to SELFA (Skipton Extended Learning for All) to provide out of school clubs and holiday activities.

To find out about our Pupil Premium Strategy, please use the link below: