Pupil Premium

The Magdalen Primary School Pupil Premium Grant 2019 – 2020

Pupil Premium Lead: Gareth Smith
Pupil Premium Governor: Susan Alldread

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools and academies to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

OUR SCHOOL FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2020-2021

  • £1,345 for each eligible primary aged pupil
  • £1,900 for each Looked After Child
  • £300 for each Service Child
  • £2,345 for each adopted child

Rising to the following amounts from April 2021:

  • £1,345 for each eligible primary aged pupil
  • £1,900 for each Looked After Child
  • £300 for each Service Child
  • £2,345 for each adopted child
  • During the year 2020 – 2021 we have 113 pupils that are eligible
  • Our Funding allocation for 2020 – 2021 is £151,985

The Magdalen Primary School, we aim to improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged children of all abilities as well as ensuring that their attainment is in-line with that of their peers.

We invest a high proportion of our allocated Pupil Premium allowance on the quality of teaching – we believe as a school, that this matters most. The quality of education that we provide our children, is the biggest driver when we consider the impact of pupil attainment. While we firmly believe that targeted support undoubtedly has its place, we uphold a tiered approach to our spending, focusing first on high-quality teaching, followed by targeted support before moving to whole-school strategies. Using a tiered approach, according to the Education Endowment Foundation, this has shown the greatest amount of impact on children, and at The Magdalen Primary School we adopt this approach to our forward planning of our Pupil Premium spend, which has the potential to impact positively on all pupils.

All members of our school are committed to providing the very best education possible for our children. We work very closely with all of our stakeholders to ensure the children can be the best that they can be by setting high expectations and continually ensuring that children remain safe, secure and are happy. At The Magdalen Primary School, we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions for all children including specific targeted interventions for Pupil Premium, as well as targeting the more-abled disadvantaged children.

Key Principles for using Pupil Premium

  1. The Magdalen Primary School has an academy wide commitment to raise achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and knows these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils and is determined to achieve this.
  2. The Magdalen Primary School never confuses eligible pupils with low ability and strives to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels.
  3. The Magdalen Primary School creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focussing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
  4. The Magdalen Primary School uses assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and why.
  5. The Magdalen Primary School directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
  6. The Magdalen Primary School uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
  7. The Magdalen Primary School ensures class teachers, phase leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the academy.
  8. The Local Governing Body is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the academy’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.

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Please click here to view the 2020- 2021 Pupil Premium Plan

Previous Reports Archive

Pupil Premium Report 2019-2020
Pupil Premium Report 2018-2019
Pupil Premium Report 2016-2017
Pupil Premium Report 2015-2016
Pupil Premium Report 2014-2015
Pupil Premium Report 2013-2014
Pupil Premium Report 2012-2013