Pupil Premium Spending
The Bromley Pensnett Primary School receives additional funding for every child who is eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This funding is called the ‘Pupil Premium’ and should be used to close the gap between children who are entitled to Free School Meals and the rest of the school in terms of how much progress children are making and where they are in relation to their classmates and children across the country (attainment). From September 2012 we are required to record online how we have spent our Pupil Premium in the last year and how we propose to spend it in the coming academic year.
In 2017/18 we will receive £192,500 through the Pupil Premium Grant. Click on the link to find out how the funding will be spent this year: Pupil Premium Grant 2017_18
The Pupil Premium Grant will be reviewed in September 2018.
In 2016/17 we received £176,727 through the Pupil Premium Grant. Click on the link to find out how it was spent and the impact this had: Pupil premium grant impact statement
In 2015/16 we received £174,240 through the Pupil Premium. This money was spent in the following ways:
- Maintained and enhanced levels of qualified teachers so that class sizes were kept small or additional support given. This was at a cost of £43,570
- Breakfast Club, Lunchtime Sports Club and After School Clubs were subsidised and a rich programme of activities were provided throughout the year (£8,500).
- Parent Support Advisor/Attendance Officer role used to help engagement with parents and carers with a focus on attendance. This was at a cost of £20,000.
- A new Learning Mentor role was created to support the needs of children and families in Foundation Stage and KS1. This was to support pupils who were identified as vulnerable. This was at a cost of £42,752.
- Learning supported through programmes delivered to individuals or small groups who needed a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential (£50,000)
- Funding of specialist music teachers at a cost of £5K.
- The Forest School area continued to be improved and equipment purchased for the use in the area at a cost of £5K. This supported children in their well-being, self-image and self-esteem as they used the outside environment as an exciting learning space.
- Progress of children within Year 2 was accelerated due to targeted intervention groups.
- Progress of pupils in Year 6 who were in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant showed that they made very good progress.
- An increase in Breakfast Club intake rose by 22% on a regular day-to-day basis.
- Participation in after school and lunch time clubs greatly increased.
- The Bromley Pensnett Primary School participated in an inter-school Carol Concert at the local secondary school. The talents of our children’s singing abilities were show-cased.
In 2014/15 we received £172,600 through the Pupil Premium.
- Maintaining and enhancing levels of qualified teachers so that kept class sizes small or additional support. This has meant we have had small classes in Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 at a cost of £88,500.
- Hours and staffing were increased for the Foundation Stage where it is known that many children come in at very low starting points. Increased hours have come to a total of £27K
- Targeting pupils so that their day begins in a calm and ordered manner with a fulfilling breakfast by subsidising the cost of Breakfast Club.
In 2013/14 we received £142,600 through the Pupil Premium.
- The majority of this money was used to keep class sizes small for our youngest children and to ensure high ratios of staff to pupils. (£91,500)
- Funding was used to support intervention programmes especially for maths and reading. (£10k)
- Subsidised Breakfast Club costs ensures for many of our children they have a calm start to their day.
In 2012/13 we received £102,600 through the Pupil Premium. This was used to fund one-to-one tuition for children in Year 6. It also subsidised the breakfast and after schools club to help support our working families.