Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
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 the fund to tackle disadvantage reaches the children who need it most.
The document below details Sudbury Primary School's Pupil Premium allocation for the following academic year.
The Pupil Premium Allocation is currently calculated on the number of children on roll in receipt of Scheme of Aid children and from 2012–13 the government also included the funding for any child attending who had ever been on Scheme of Aid (Ever 6), Looked After Children and Service children on the date of the School Census.
The aim of the Pupil Premium is to enable the school to target child attainment and ensure that they achieve their maximum potential. To ensure that the additional monies have the maximum impact on the targeted children, thorough analysis is carried out of the children’s academic progress against other child groupings in school and compared with national data. The funding is not spent on one particular item but is used as part of our budget and used to support several areas in school as per the table below.
This list is not exhaustive but gives an outline of the main areas in which monies will be spent. Monitoring of pupil progress takes place every half term. Needs are reviewed and next steps identified in parent, teacher and support staff meetings, and based on children’s needs so that we can ensure that all children are given every opportunity to succeed.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2023 - 2024 Statement Summary
The statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2023 to 2024 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.
Proportion (%) of Pupil Premium eligible students at Sudbury: 20.2% (185 pupils)
Total budget for this year: £298,674 (£271,704 from Pupil Premium funding and £26,970 from Recovery Premium funding)
As a school, we have identified eight key challenges to achievement among our disadvantaged pupils, ranging from academic to pastoral (see page 4).
There are seven intended outcomes that we aim to achieve by the end of our current strategy plan (see page 5). Although all intended outcomes are important, our main focus is intended outcome number one: to close the gaps in pupil attainment between disadvantaged children and their peers. This will bring us in line with many other schools in England who have seen the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers close since the introduction of the Pupil Premium.
The budget has been divided across three main areas: Teaching, Targeted Academic Support and Wider Strategies.
% Estimated Budget
Example strategies we intend to use
33% (£98,562 approx.)
Weekly teacher-led intervention groups and specific targeted CPD such as training in the Sounds Write programme.
Targeted Academic Support
35% (£104,535 approx.)
Weekly TA-led interventions
32% (£95,575 approx.)
Disadvantaged children accessing the school’s TLC provision and Place2Be and as well as contribution towards the costs of extra-curricular events (including clubs and trips).
(See pages 7 to 22 for further breakdown of costs and details of strategies)