Rampton County Primary Pupil Premium Policy
Our Mission Statement
Rampton Primary School aims develop the whole child. Our priority is to create conditions to enable every child to stimulate their natural curiosity and apply their creative thinking. Our curriculum has been designed to empower all our pupils to have curious minds and become active, confident, independent learners, giving each child ‘the opportunity to think’ rather than telling them ‘what to think.’ We embrace and celebrate every child’s uniqueness, continually providing opportunities to develop their resilience, knowledge and skills, thus providing them with the cultural capital necessary to live happy, healthy, truly fulfilling lives.
We know that everyone at Rampton Primary has a duty and is committed to meeting our pupils’ pastoral, social and academic needs within our school environment. We believe this is so important that it is a priority on our school improvement plan. We believe that the PPG (Pupil Premium Grant) is a vital part of the process to provide the provision necessary to support our staff who are passionate about closing any gaps between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
Primary schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children in Reception to Year 6 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income: £1320 per pupil, per school year
- Children in care: £2300 per pupil, per school year
- Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order: £2300 per pupil, per school year
- Children recorded as being from service families: £300 per pupil, per school year
Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.
Common ways in which schools spend their pupil premium fund include:
- Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom.
- Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes.
- Running catch-up sessions before or after school, for example for children who need extra help with maths or literacy.
- Running a school breakfast club to improve attendance.
- Providing extra tuition for able children.
- Providing music lessons for children whose families would be unable to pay for them.
- Funding educational trips and visits.
- Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.
- Funding English classes for children who speak another language at home.
- Investing in resources that boost children’s learning, such as laptops or tablets.
For more information on the conditions of the grant, please see the link below:
It is the governor’s responsibility to explain pupil premium expenditure to parents/carers in the form of an annual statement which will be available on the school website.
The report below aims to detail information on how Pupil Premium has been used within Rampton Primary School. The report will detail the attainment and progress of pupils at particular points in their primary education along with how the intervention has been supported by the additional funding.
Reports to governors will also detail the progress made towards closing the gap in attainment and this will be supported by reported data and academic progress.
If you would like to talk about the possibility that you might be eligible for support, please do not hesitate to contact our Headteacher, Mrs Helen Roberts for a chat.