At Mosscroft School our mission statement states: “Small school, big heart …. nurturing potential, inspiring confidence”. We believe that all children, regardless of their background or ability, should be given the opportunity to
achieve their potential and make progress in all areas and aspects of learning. Pupil Premium funding is a key factor in helping us to achieve this.
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools in England and is designed to tackle disadvantage and should reach those who need it most. Currently looked after children (CLA) and children registered as eligible to receive free schools meals (FSM) attract Pupil Premium funding, and for 2017/18 stands at £ 1 320 & £1 900 per child respectively.
Our key objectives in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap in performance for disadvantaged pupils. As a school we have an excellent track record of ensuring pupils make good progress and in the last three years have been successful in bridging the gap in the levels of attainment between CLA & FSM and non CLA & FSM pupils.
A significant amount of additional funding has been allocated to the school and we are dedicated to ensuring that it has maximum impact. Careful analysis of internal and external pupil level data, historic attainment and progress together with robust self evaluation guides where and how to spend our pupil premium allocation.
The overarching rationale is based upon maximizing provision and resource to:
- accelerate learning through quality support and resource
- increase social and cultural experience together with an understanding of the world
- boost self esteem and extend opportunity
For the academic year 2017/18 the school’s allocation is: £109,080, although this figure may change as the year progresses due to mid year adjustments based on pupil numbers. An overview of the anticipated spend can be found in the Pupil Premium Strategy document below. The document also contains information on how we spent our allocation in the academic year 2016/17 as well as the effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/18