A review of Pupil Premium spending takes place at the Autumn Governors meeting of the ‘Curriculum and Pupil Welfare’ committee meeting. Pupil Premium is a grant allocated by the Department for Education for the purpose of supporting families on low incomes. It is utilised at Crowton School for those pupils who are eligible in accordance with the DfE's criteria and guidance. Some examples are, for raising levels of attainment by the provision of booster classes, supporting enrichment activites such as day and residential trips, school transport and supporting pastoral and emotional welfare. As a small school we look at each case individually
The allocation is based on the Ever 6 Free School Meal data and Children in Care (CIC) data submitted in the Autumn Term Census and is awarded in financial years. This means that any child who has had Free School Meal entitlement at any time in the last 6 years is allocated Pupil Premium.
For 2021/22 year we were awarded £13,450 based on 10 eligible pupils.
For 2022/23 we have been awarded £5540 based on 4 eligible pupils
COVID Catch-up Grant
For 2021 - 2022 the school recieved £5520 in total.
£825 spent on educational / curriculum packages to support home learning.
£160 was spent on group reading books.
£4535 was spent on Welfare support (2 welface officers between November 2021 - July 2022)
Who Qualifies for Pupil Premium?
Pupils whose parents/guardians recieve one of the following may be entitled to claim Pupil Premium:
- Income Support
- Income -based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income -related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16190, as assessed by HMRC)
Each child is supported differently depending on their need. The funding is used to provide a range of academic, enrichment and educational support depending on each child.
If you think you are eligible please phone the helpline to register - 0300 123 7039.
Eligibility for Pupil Premium entitlement also provides eligibilty for Free School Meals, Further information on Free School Meals can be obtained from the School Dinners section of our website.
A review of how the Pupil Premium has been used and it's impact on learning takes place during the Autumn Term full Governing Body Meeting.