St. Stephen’s Infant School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals, who is a Looked After Child or a child of Serving Military personnel. We are required to publish online information about how we are using this premium, which totals £63,940 for 2015-16. This amount is calculated based on the numbers of children who have been eligible in the last 6 years from the Local Authority. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. The Governing Body of the school have decided that this year the grant should be spent as follows to meet the needs of our pupils:
Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who attract this funding will be socially disadvantaged.
In the year 2014-2015 and this current academic year our pupil premium support and intervention programme had and are having a significant impact on all pupils. However, we are aware as a school that we need to continue to support closing the gap for our vulnerable pupils.