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Pupil Premium

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8

At The John Wesley CEM Primary School, we have high aspirations for all the children in our school community and we aim to enable children to reach their full potential in all aspects of the school curriculum through a love of learning. We have a duty to ensure that no group of children is disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin, family income or background. In our collaborative learning environment, we aim to 'diminish the difference' in learning outcomes and strive for all children to be the best they can. We seek, as a school community, to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish. The Governing Body of The John Wesley CEMP School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils.

What is Pupil Premium?

The government believes that ‘the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’ (DfE website)

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Pupil Premium funding at The John Wesley CEM Primary School will be used to:

  • Support the relentless drive throughout the school to raise  attainment of PP- eligible pupils so that we diminish the difference between the school’s PP pupils and all pupils both within school and nationally
  • Accelerate progress for PP pupils
  • Increase parental engagement with their child’s education and with the school
  • Improve attendance
  • Increase opportunities for PP pupils and broaden their experiences
  • Use academic research (EEF) to make informed choices about the most suitable intervention programmes to use with our children to ensure we are promoting accelerated learning

Who is eligible?

  • Pupils eligible for free school meals
  • Children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months
  • A service premium is also available for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces

Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?
In September 2014, the Government introduced ‘Universal Free School Meals’ for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However, it is important that parents/carers of children in these year groups still apply (through completing a very short form!) for free school meals if they think that they may be eligible, so that the school receives pupil premium funding for them.
If you would like to find out more about whether your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please speak to the school office or our Family Liaison Officer (FLO), Miss Krawiec who is available for a confidential meeting where she can offer further advice as to what you may be eligible for and how the pupil premium funding could help your child.

Look at how we spend our Pupil Premium money

Our Pupil Premium Strategy statement has been developed using published documents such as The Sutton Trust - EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit. Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2021- 24.pdf

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2021-22.pdf

Proposed Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-19

Further information about Pupil Premium Funding

EEF Pupil Premium Toolkit Guidance

OFSTED Pupil Premium Guidance