How we plan to use Pupil Premium Money 2017-18

Pupil Premium is given  to schools to support children who are entitled to a free school meal (FSM), or have been entitled to a free school meal in the last 6 years. It is also available to children with parents in the Armed Forces or children in long term care. In the academic year 2017-2018 262 pupils are eligible to receive funding of £345,840. This equates to £1,320 per pupil premium child.

The purpose of Pupil Premium is to ensure that children that are FSM make the same progress as children who are not FSM and that any gap in attainment between the two groups of pupils gets smaller. This is often referred to as ‘closing the gap’.

At Byker Primary School, expenditure was planned by the Governors and Senior Management Team (SMT), which consists of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Senior Teachers.

It was decided that the main focus of our pupil premium spending was to try and remove the following barriers to education that children may face:

  • Continue to improve attainment and progress in writing.
  • Continue to fund extra-curricular experiences beyond the statutory curriculum, such as school clubs and trips.
  • Continue to improve school attendance.

This strategy will be updated on 6th March 2018 (providing PP budget received)