Highfield South Farnham Pupil Premium Statement
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. From April 2012 this was extended to include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). The level of the premium was £488 per eligible pupil for 2011/12 and £623 for 2012/13. The Government has set the premium for service children at £250 per eligible pupil. In 2013/14 the level of funding was increased to £900 and £300 for service children. From April 2014 the funding level increased to £1,300 for primary children, and then to £1,320 since April 2015.
The Pupil Premium allocation for the Academy Financial Year in 2016/17 was £100,882
The school used this funding to increase the small focus group teaching and one to one tuition that takes place between 3 and 5 days each week by fully qualified teachers. Other funding was added to this to ensure that we could support all of our most disadvantaged pupils. In addition money has been targeted on social skills group sessions also provided by qualified teachers ensuring that entitled students receive opportunity for additional support. The nurture groups and behavioural support have also been used to support these vulnerable children.
The Pupil Premium allocation for the Financial Year 2017/2018 is expected to be £105,600. The school is using these funds once again to increase small focus group teaching with the emphasis on Literacy and Maths and in addition, provide one to one tuition sessions. These funds have also been used to purchase additional resources that support English, Maths and Science teaching and learning.
The impact in educational attainment from expenditure of the pupil premium funding is reflected in the results of the School. The school has extensive monitoring and support systems in place to ensure favourable outcomes for the most vulnerable pupils. Pupil data is available.