The amount received by the school for Pupil Premium funding is decreasing year on year. We believe this is in part due to the introduction of Universal Infant Free School meals. Parents properly entitled to free school meals for their children are now discouraged from application and therefore this impacts negatively on the amount of funding that the school is apparently entitled to. The school continues to take comprehensive steps to encourage application for any parent who may be entitled.
PUPIL PREMIUM INCOME
School Year: 2014/15 = £111656
School Year: 2015/16 = £ 91380
Primarily, the money was spent on two family support workers (£77000)
These two workers support children and families to remove barriers to learning.
They carry out a number of accredited interventions such as Stay Safe, In My Shoes, Play Therapy, 123 Magic (Positive Parenting), as well as bespoke friendship and socialisation groups and drop in for parents. They also work to support children with safeguarding issues and concerns.
A success of the work undertaken has been to improve attendance to 96%. Pupil Premium children generally had poorer attendance and more unauthorised attendance (when holidays are disaggregated). Our FSWs follow up punctuality and no-shows to ensure all children are accounted for and give positive messages for attendance.
The school also uses Pupil Premium funds to support trips for children for whom families cannot afford trips and enhancements. We also occasionally provide uniform, meals and PE kits.
The school pays for some children to have kickboxing lessons in order to provide positive male role modelling and discipline in a context they understand and admire.
In 2016 KS2 Reading, Writing and Maths, disadvantaged pupils (compared to all pupils), did better than the national gap.
This is however in a year where the school was disappointed with KS2 results. They had, for the first time fallen significantly below the national average.
Current School Year: 2016/17 = £85780
In addition to the above uses of Pupil Premium monies, Hungerford Primary Academy now provides instrument tuition.
We have also employed an Internet Champion (0.6) in order to guide children and families to make positive and safer choices on social media, internet and gaming.
Useful information for parents regarding eligibility for Pupil Premium.
Please follow the links below to determine eligibility based on each criterion. These will assist you when filling out the form.
If you have any questions regarding Pupil Premium or require further information, please feel free to contact our Headteacher, Mrs Futcher: firstname.lastname@example.org.