The information below gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and Sports Premium Grant, and how we allocate the funding.
Walesby C of E Primary School is a small, rural school with 135 pupils. We serve an area of mixed deprivation and our pupils come from a predominantly White British backgrounds with a small number from minority ethnic groups.
A large number of our children enter school with delayed language and reading skills. Currently the percentage of children eligible for Pupil Premium funding is 13% (Spring Census 2018), this figure is decreasing year on year, which is another significant barrier. We believe among other factors this decrease is because it has become increasingly difficult for families to claim eligibility for Free School meals under new benefits criteria.
Walesby C of E Primary School is determined that all children are given the best possible chance to achieve their full potential through the highest standards of Quality First Teaching, focused support, curriculum enrichment and pastoral care. We believe the additional provision delivered through Pupil Premium funding should be available to all children within school who we know to be disadvantaged and vulnerable, irrespective of whether they are eligible for the funding. Many of our children identified as requiring additional levels of support are not necessarily those who fulfil the FSM criteria. There is no expectation that all c funded children will receive identical support and the allocation of the budget for each child feeds into the whole school budget as opposed to being ring fenced. The school considers best ways to allocate Pupil Premium money annually following rigorous analysis and careful consideration of the needs of the children.