Disadvantaged Pupils' Funding (Formerly Pupil Premium)

Click here to read our Pupil Premium Review - March 2015 in which our provision was considered to be OUTSTANDING!

What is Disadvantaged Pupils' Money?

Additional money is given to schools by the Government to support Disadvantaged Pupils. This money is linked to eligible pupils and given to the school they attend. It is distributed in addition to the school's budget. Decisions for allocation of this money link to deprivation indicators such as Free School Meals.

How do we use our Disadvantaged Pupils' Money?

At Holmes Chapel Primary we strive to meet the individual needs of each pupil. We recognise that some pupils need additional support to achieve their full potential, others need challenge and extension. All our disadvantaged children have their class teacher as their personal mentor. Children meet their mentor each half term to discuss their successes and identify targets for the next half term.

In addition, we tightly track the progress of our disadvantaged children. Based on data analysis and mentor feedback, where we feel a child's progress could be further enhanced by one to one support, we ensure this happens. This is sometimes through the allocation of additional teaching hours and sometimes through additional teaching assistant hours, depending on the child's needs. Recently we have invested in resources and training to target the identified needs of our disadvantaged children.

How is progress measured?

Teacher assessment, validated by standardised tests and in-house monitoring of children’s work is used to allow senior leaders to track the progress of each child in school. Class teachers meet the headteacher at the end of each term and discuss, within a pupil progress meeting, the progress of their disadvantaged (Pupil Premium) children.

Impact: “The pupil premium funding is used very effectively to support the learning of disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils. As a result, disadvantaged pupils throughout the school are making the same excellent progress as their peers.” OFSTED June 2015. Our approach has not changed in the last 12 months, nor the rigour with which we monitor impact and change interventions when they are not working.

Our Next Steps: We need to maintain our individualised approach to targeting the needs of our PP children. We are also looking to being incresingly diagnostic in our assessment and using this very specific information in our planning of provision. 

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Contact the School

Holmes Chapel Primary School

Middlewich Road
Holmes Chapel
Cheshire
CW4 7EB

Tel: 01477 533336
Fax: 01477 544556
admin@holmeschapelprimary.cheshire.sch.uk