The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The funding is provided in addition to the main College funding from the LA and is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to ‘close the gap’ and to raise attainment and improve progress. Children who are eligible include:
- Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
- Pupils who are Looked After Children.
- Pupils who have been children of armed services personnel at any point in the last four years.
- Children who have been adopted from Local Authority Care.
Not all of our pupils are eligible for FSM and so the College does, at times, use the funding to support a wider range of pupils who have been identified as disadvantaged in some way, ie group activities where some, but not all pupils, are eligible for Pupil Premium.
Foundry College is committed to ensuring these funds are used effectively, supplemented by the college’s budget to provide additional support so that “pupils’ needs are effectively met through a wide range of interventions specifically tailored for them.” (Ofsted 2012).
If you would like to check if your child is eligible for free school meals or you have any queries about FSM, please contact Maria Illingworth on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0118 334 1510.
The Headteacher is responsible for ensuring that the College’s Management Committee receives regular reports highlighting the spending, progress and impact of the Pupil Premium funding. Pupil Premium is an important item on the Management Committee Agenda.
Please click here to view our Pupil Premium Policy
For the period of 2015-2016, the estimated Pupil Premium Funding is £11,000 and our planned expenditure is £15,344.
The funding will be used in range of interventions including:
- Diagnosis Tools – GL Assessment for Reading and Spelling ages Alfie Cloud for assessment at entry, in English, Maths and Science
- Therapy Tools – Literacy and Numeracy catch up programmes – including Reading Eggs, Lexia Reading Programme, Doddle and 123 Maths
- Enrichment activities including SMSC, sports sessions and themed activities
Please use the links below to view a breakdown of how our Pupil Premium was spent in the academic year 2014-15, together with how we propose to use the money in 2015-2016.
Pupil Premium Planning 2014-2015
Pupil Premium 2014-2015 Report to Management Committee
Pupil Premium Planning 2015-2016
Pupil Premium Planning 2016-2017