Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium money is additional funding given to us by the government to raise achievement for children who receive Free School Meals, are Looked After Children or whose parents are in the Armed Forces. There is also funding for children who have received Free School Meals in the last six years, but are no longer eligible. Please see here for the barriers to learning for our pupils, what we do about those barriers and how we check that what we do for our children is working!

How much do we get?

In the academic year 2015/16 our allocation was £120,000 and in the academic year 2016/17 it was £102,000. This year, our allocation is £102,960. Please see our plan for spending this money below.

What do we use the money for?

Pupil Premium money can be used for a variety of purposes in order to raise achievement or to provide equal opportunity of access to the curriculum. At Seal we use Pupil Premium money to finance actions with a proven track record of improving pupil progress. We measure the impact of these actions by analysing the progress of pupil premium students in the areas we have supported. Here are some key examples of how we may spend this money:

1. Employing a school counsellor to work with children to develop their emotional well being so that they are ready to learn. Please see either the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Wellbeing Lead  if you think your child would benefit from this service.

2. Employing a Wellbeing Lead at Seal to support children and families.

3. Providing high quality speech and language support through a Speech and Language Therapist and through the use of MABLE, an innovative online therapy platform.

4. Purchasing a very substantial quantity of reading books in order to ensure that a range of quality books are available for targeted children of all levels.

5. Subsidising educational trips for specific individuals to ensure equal access to the curriculum

In the previous academic year, our Pupil Premium allocation was spent on staffing reading interventions, developing reading provision including Accelerated Reader, Maths booster intervention, 1:1 support, our school counsellor, our Wellbeing Lead, MABLE speech therapy and subsidising educational visits. For more detailed information about last year's spending and the impact it had, please see here.

For our plan about Pupil Premium spending for this year, please click here. The impact of this Pupil Premium strategy will be reviewed at the end of the current academic year.