Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is a sum of money allocated to schools to close the attainment gap between those eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers.
Disadvantaged pupils are pupils that have been recorded as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (Ever 6 FSM) or pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for more than six months by the local authority.
Children from households with lower incomes may be entitled to free school meals. Families who are currently paying for school meals will save around £400 a year for each primary school child if they are entitled to free school meals and Barrington School has a system which means it is impossible for other pupils to know who is receiving free school meals. School children who are eligible for free school meals are entitled to a two course meal every day at primary school. Children who are entitled to free school meals might also qualify for help with transport cost.

Read more about free school meals in our fact sheet; Can we "count you in?"

When you apply for free school meals, you will also allow your school to receive Pupil Premium - extra money to support children from families on lower incomes, please apply for free school meals.
Pupil Premium 2019- 20

In 2019-2020, Barrington Primary will be allocated £21,120 of funding to support pupils who are eligible for pupil premium grant (PPG).

Analysis of the challenges that face our children who are eligible for pupil premium reveals that most of them have complex and changing home situations in which the majority of the child care responsibility falls on a single parent.

Following the analysis of what worked during 2018-9 and the current needs of the children with pupil premium funding we are planning to use the funding in the following ways during 2019-20:

We intend to use this to support our children with high quality teaching and training for teachers, priority reading support and small group and individual pre and post teaching to support pupils in their academic development.
We also run a variety of interventions across the school to support pupil’s social skills and their well-being, this includes funding for class outings and supporting the cost of access to extended sports provision after school and for some children counselling support.

In addition to the focused teaching interventions provided to pupils listed here, we also use teaching approaches which close the gap in attainment outlined below.

Objectives in spending 2019/2020:

To raise outcomes for pupils through:
  • Additional English and Mathematics support to personalise learning and raise outcomes for pupils – this includes a focus on ensuring that PP children are fairly represented in the children achieving at GD (greater depth) in reading, writing and Maths
  • Careful monitoring and support to ensure that pupil premium children are fairly represented in the numbers of children achieving combined ARE in reading, writing and maths.
  • Using the Achievement for All approach to engaging parents with their children’s education and providing parents with support to enable them to work with their children at home
  • Providing social and emotional support/interventions to improve self-esteem and behaviour.
  • Enhanced/improved cultural capital – trips, activities, extra curriculum activities and support with uniform, materials etc.
  • Audit  of current provision and development of our whole school approach to well being
Summary of planned spending throughout the year:
  • Pre and post lesson support to enable all children to succeed in whole class lessons
  • Individual or small group additional tuition for children
  • Access to after school, sports and drama
  • Individual and group interventions run across the school in classes for EYFS – Y6 in classes
  • Individual counselling through YMCA counselling service
  • Group work to develop resilience and emotional well-being
The impact of the support we provide for our pupil premium pupils is monitored termly by looking at their progress in reading, writing and maths. We also complete assessments of well-being and self esteem for those pupils receiving support with these areas and track the impact of this work.
The next formal report of the impact of our pupil premium spending will be written in the summer term 2020.