In addition to general school funding, Jupiter Primary School receives a Pupil Premium grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled over the last five years, and for any Looked After Children.
From April 2021, the school will receive £1,345 for every eligible pupil. There is also a separate Service Premium of £310 per pupil for children with parents in the Armed Forces. If you are a low income family and you believe you may qualify for pupil premium funding, please contact the school office. We can do a simple, quick check for you using your National Insurance number.
Every school is legally required to formally report how this funding has been used and the outcomes that have been achieved. Each year, we report on the amount of pupil premium allocation, a summary of the main barriers to learning faced by eligible pupils in the school and how we will measure the impact on the pupils. As a school, we analyse data to identify the barriers to learning, put plans in place to address these barriers, measure the impact on pupil welfare and progress, and use this analysis to plan the best use of the money received. We are careful to avoid giving out any information which could lead to the identification of particular children in our report. Our information is therefore general.
All disadvantaged pupils in each class and cohort are known to the staff and leadership team and their needs are carefully assessed and the services we provide are bespoke to those pupils. Annually we make plans for those pupils and evaluate the impact through personal, social and emotional needs in addition to academic attainment and progress.
Examples of how the pupil premium money received has been used are:
1. Provision of nurture support one to one or small groups;
2. Provision of coaching and counselling one to one or small groups;
3. Extra one to one reading opportunities;
4. Funding of on line education support programs;
5. Support for families through signposting extra services;
6. Funding of enrichment clubs;
7. Funding of educational visits or activities that may not be otherwise accessible;
8. Funding school meals (KS2 only)
9. Intervention programmes for short term support;
10. Extension programmes for the more able and gifted;
11. Provision of an inclusion team and qualified teacher;
12. Funding of school uniform and other resources where parents need this support.
For more details of our spending, please see the reports below: