Please click this link to read Eastrop's Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018 - 2019.
Please click this link to read Eastrop's PPG policy document.
Mrs. Thomson is our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Champion.
Jan Milsom is our PPG Champion link governor.
At Eastrop, we hold high aspirations for all children. We believe all children should be given every opportunity to reach their full potential. In order to allow every child to flourish, we endeavour to provide personalised learning opportunities.
We recognise that some pupils are entitled to the pupil premium funding and we use this money to ensure the children are being provided wider opportunities to diminish the gaps between them and their peers. The money is spent on each child to ensure their needs are met – this can be academic, social or emotional targeted support.
Our priorities include:
- ensuring all pupils can access the curriculum;
- supporting all children to feel secure and happy at school;
- providing additional teaching and learning opportunities;
- supporting children’s needs;
- providing extra-curricular learning;
- providing a wide range of first had experiences for children to draw on;
- supporting and extending more able pupils.
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011. The funding, received as an addition sum to the general annual grant (calculated using the total number of children on roll), is based on school census figures for the following children:
|Those eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past six years.|
|Those who have been adopted, or have a special guardianship, residence or child arrangements order in place.|
|Those recorded as a service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.|
Eligibility for Free School Meals
Families who are in receipt of one or more of the following are entitled to free school meals and by registering, unlock vital funding that the school can use to support their child:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Applying for Free School Meals
Parents/carers can register for free school meals by completing a short online form using the web address: http://www.swindon.gov.uk/schoolmeals or by visiting the school office for support with a paper copy.
Here are two examples of case studies which reflect how the PPG funding was used effectively within school in the last academic year and the impact that this had on the children.
Please note that due to the size of our school and the number of PPG children we have, some details have been amended to protect the identity of the children. However, the data is an accurate reflection of the progress made.