Herts, SG1 1NJ
Mrs J Moore
© Bedwell Primary
"The pupil premium funds have been used well to esure that pupils eligible for support achieve well... As a result, the gap in attainment between these pupils and others is now closing."
The pupil premium was introduced in 2011 and aims to close gaps in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. All schools recieve extra funding based on the number of children who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years - which, for us at Bedwell, is a huge group (around 50% of children on roll).
This year, we will recieve £1300 for every FSM child, which we target carefully at extra support, subsidised trips and enrichment activities and small-group teaching, all aiming to ensure that the gap between this group and their peers continues to shrink.
Attainment data for 2013-14 (using Average Points Scores) is shown here:
Comparing our School data from July with national scores (using last year's national data until this year's is released in November), this shows that children recieving Pupil Premium out-performed similar children nationwide at both Year 2 and Year 6, and that the gap between Pupil Premium children and their peers is smaller at Bedwell than it is nationally. Our data also identifies the year groups in which gaps are widest, and therefore helps us to target our support for the coming year, where we'll obviously be aiming to narrow these gaps as quickly as possible.
For further information on the way we spent out Pupil Premium funding over the last two years - and to see the impact it had - please follow these links: