Netherton Moor Road, Huddersfield,
West Yorkshire HD4 7JE
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools directly from the Government. It is to be used to help schools support their most vulnerable children.
In our school in 2011/2012 16 children were supported by Pupil Premium which totalled £6,880.
This money contributed to the cost of the following:
Small group work in classrooms
1:1 support and small group work in reading, writing and mathematics.
Small group support in phonics
Small group support in developing social skills, fine motor skills and co-ordination.
The impact of the support is evidenced by the fact that in 2012 the majority of targeted children either met or exceeded their targets in Literacy and Mathematics. All pupils in the Reception year group attained 78 points or more across all areas of the Early Years Profile.
In 2012/2013, the school had 27 children eligible for FSM and the pupil premium amount per pupil was initially £600. The school received £16,200 initially but as the DfE revised their payments two further payments were received of £518 and then £108. In total, school received £16,821.
At Netherton Infant and Nursery, we support our children on free school meals by subsidising all our after school clubs. Clubs are open to all children but FSM children are given first place.
School also pays for the tennis and football coaching.
We provide resources for gardening club.
The impact of the support in 2013 was that more children benefitted from enrichment activities.
In 2013-14, we had 29 children in receipt of FSM and one service child eligible for extra funding. This means we received £26,400
Again the money was used to subsidise our after school clubs. In addition, we set up an art club with staff from the North Light Gallery in Armitage Bridge. Children on the FSM register as well as some of our Gifted and Talented children were offered the places first. Those eligible for FSM were funded from Pupil Premium funding.
In 2014-2015, the system for identifying children in receipt of pupil premium is slightly changed. From September, all children from Reception to Year 2 are eligible for a free school meal.
The number of children in receipt of Pupil Premium is 18, plus two service children.
It is important to us that our children are able to access activities which enrich their curriculum and allow them to take part in activities that they may not be able to access otherwise. Often very young children are not old enough to join sporting or creative activities and in this way, we aim to offer a range of opportunities to our children across school.