Wickersley Northfield Primary School

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Northfield Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 2HL



Wickersley Northfield Primary School

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Pupil Premium

Click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-2019

Click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018

Click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-2017

Pupil Premium report 2015-2016


Pupil Premium

1. Principles

The Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team of Wickersley Northfield Primary School accept the responsibility for the use of its Pupil Premium Funding to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and other children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) nationally. The funding will be used to remove barriers to learning and ensure each student participates fully in all aspects of school life and reaches his/her full potential


2. Background

The pupil premium is a Government initiative that provides specific funds targeted at improving outcomes for students from deprived backgrounds. Research has indicated that this group of students underachieve when compared to non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in fulfilling their potential and not being disadvantaged.


3. Funding

The Education Standards Funding Agency (ESFA) uses Ever6 as an indicator of deprivation. Each child classed as an Ever 6 free school meals child is awarded £1,320 per year. In addition to Ever 6 free school meals the DfE issues an award of £2,300 to each looked after child currently in their care. Students who have a parent serving in the armed forces are also awarded an amount of £300 per year.


4. Identifying Students

Wickersley Northfield Primary used data provided by the DfE to initially identify students who have been awarded Pupil Premium Funding which is based on the school Census. The Governing Body and SLT have stated that if a child becomes eligible for free school meals after the census date and was not previously categorised as an Ever 6 free school meals child, they will be treated exactly the same as a child who was awarded the Pupil Premium grant.


5. Provision and Tracking

Wickersley Northfield Primary provides a wide range of initiatives to ensure students, who have been awarded Pupil Premium funding, reach their full potential, these currently include but are not exclusive to:


* Intensive Literacy Support from Read Write Inc. Programme to improve phonics and spelling across the whole school.

* First class @ number Support to improve numeracy where necessary

* Timetabled 1-1 support for students in need of intensive support in all areas.

* Subsidised costs for students visits

* Multi-sensory learning

* Speech and Language therapy (SALT)

* Subsidised costs for music tuition


6. Reporting

At the end of each academic year, Wickersley Northfield Primary will publish a report which aims to answer the following questions:


* The amount of Pupil Premium funding the school received

* How this funding was used to support the needs of Ever 6 free school meals children

* What was the impact of the funding


The report for each academic year will be published on the school website by the end of November following the publishing of the Raise on Line document.



Ever 6 Free School Meals

When a school completes the Census the DfE will look for any child who at any time during the last 6 years was claiming for free school meals. Any child who meets this criteria will be classed as an 'Ever 6 free school meals child.'