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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.

It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

  • - Registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • - In care for 6 months or longer

In the 2017-18 financial year, schools received:

  • £1320 for children who were eligible for Pupil Premium
  • £1900 for children who were eligible for the looked after or previously looked after child Pupil Premium

Eligibility for funding will be extended to all children who:

  • - Have been looked after for 1 day or more
  • - Were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 left care under:
    • - A Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005
    •  - A Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991

Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2017-18: £32,360

Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2016-17: £40,740

Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2015-16: £41,686

Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2014-15: £32,300

Didsbury CE Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2013-14: £19,800

Our Pupil Premium allocation is used to support pupils by:

  • providing a lot of teaching assistant support throughout the school, thus enabling targeted group work and 1:1 support when necessary
  • subsidising school trips and music provision to enable all children to take part
  • subsidising before and after school care to enable all children to be able to access this care
  • subsidising extra curricular clubs to enable all children to take part
  • focussed interventions where appropriate

The effect of this spending on children is evident in our results. 100% of our pupils made expected, or better than expected progress in 15-16. For the last 3 years the value added performance of children who receive pupil premium at Didsbury CE has been above, or well above, the comparative national score.