Pupil Premium at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals or who are Looked After Children. These funds, help schools provide extra support for pupils from low income backgrounds or who are in the care of the local authority. It is additional to the school’s budget, as it is aimed at addressing the current inequalities in society by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are able to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal 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.
Pupil Premium at St Lawrence CE Primary School
At St Lawrence CE Primary School, we have a philosophy of ‘Whatever it takes!’ and have always strived to ensure that all children make good progress and achieve to a high standard. Our pastoral care, in addition to rigorous monitoring and tracking of all pupils, helps us to identify any pupils who are at risk of not making sufficient progress. This information helps us to plan and implement a range of intervention strategies.
More Pupil Premium success - January 2016!
Further to our previous success (please see the article below) we are delighted to share with you that we gave received a letter from Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education, congratulating St. Lawrence on winning a local award in the Key Stage 2 category of the Pupil Premium Awards 2016. We have also qualified to be invited to apply for the regional or national award. The letter says:
..........."The reason you have been selected is that you are one of the high achieving schools in the country in terms of the attainment and progress of your disadvantaged pupils since 2011. It is clear that you and your staff have provided your disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for secondary school. I would like to congratulate your governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and success and thank you for your leadership in making such a difference to the future success of your pupils."........
Please click below to read the full letter from Sam Gyimah MP.
St Lawrence CE Primary School - Pupil Premium news - January 2015
St Lawrence has received a letter from the Rt. Hon. David Laws MP (Minister of State for Schools) congratulating us on our success at supporting disadvantaged children. This was identified through analysis of our year on year at Key Stage 2 results. We subsequently invited to the Bishop's palace in Winchester to receive a certificate commending us on our achievement.
".....your results show that you have improved in terms of the progress and attainment achieved by your disadvantaged pupils since 2011, and that you are highly effective in educating your disadvantaged pupils. It is clear that you and your staff have provided your disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for secondary schools...."
Subsequently the Bishop of Winchester invited some representatives of the school to the Bishop's Palace to receive a certificate of recognition
We are very proud to be acknowledged for our teaching and support in this way. Thank you to all our staff, governing body, parents and children who help to make St Lawrence the success it is.