What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding to help schools raise the attainment and close the gap between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.
At Exhall Grange we believe all pupils should reach their potential irrespective of their background and location.
The school receives funding for those pupils aged five to sixteen, within Reception to year 11 as follows:
• Those who are eligible for Free School Meals or have been eligible at any time over the last six years (known as “Ever 6 FSM”) • Those who are “looked after” (LA)
The premium is as follows: • £1320 Primary • £935 Secondary • £2300 Child Looked After
How the Pupil Premium is spent is closely monitored with all schools accountable for the impact.
While support must be targeted at pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, some provision will inevitably benefit other pupils. The Pupil Premium can be spent on activities for all pupils provided that the primary purpose is to close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
How many pupils at Exhall Grange are eligible?
In 2015-16 36% of pupils were eligible (60 pupils)
In 2016-17 37% of pupils were eligible (63 pupils)
In 2017-18 35% of pupils were eligible (69 pupils)
In 2018-19 30% of pupils were eligible (61 pupils)
In 2019-20 33% of pupils were eligible (58 pupils)
What should you do?
All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils in state-funded schools can have free school meals. If you think you receive one of the qualifying benefits you should apply as this enables the funding to be released to school.
All other school years, including Post 16, you can apply for free school meals. The Warwickshire.gov.uk website outlines who qualifies for FSM.
How will the impact of spending Pupil Premium be measured?
To monitor progress on attainment, measures are included in the performance tables. At Exhall Grange the usual cycle of data collection, monitoring and tracking of pupil’s attainment, is used to inform pupil progress and enable early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Please click on the annual report below.