The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
For the academic year 2019/20, Meanwood CE Primary received £34,160 in Pupil Premium funding. This has been used as follows:
- Extra staffing to support the varying teaching & learning needs of children.
- To provide short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those in receipt of pupil premium funding.
- To provide one-to-one tuition for some pupils.
- Provide physical activities for those children who do not participate in any out of school.
- Pay the cost of residential visits for these children.
- Free entry in to Breakfast Club each morning for all pupil premium children whose parents wish to send them.
-Nurture provision and Lego therapy for some pupils
2 children (1 boy and 1 girl) who left Yr 6 in July 2020 had funding through Pupil Premium.
Due to the suspension of SATs there is no school or national data available to make comparisons.
The school is very confident the pupil premium money the school receives is used extremely well and has a huge, beneficial impact on the progress and attainment of the children.
For more information on expenditure for the upcoming academic year please refer to the Pupil Premium Strategy document below.
Catch up funding is money provided by the government to counteract the impact the series of lockdowns may have on children's progress and attainment.
Details of how the school is using the money is detailed in the following document.