Pupil premium grant expenditure – November 2019
Overview of the school
|Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received|
|Total number of pupils on roll||235|
|Total number of pupils eligible for PPG||126 (53.6%)|
|Total amount of PPG received:||£174,615.00|
Progress and performance data for Pupil Premium Pupils
(Pupils eligible for free school meals/Ever6 or in local authority care for at least six months)
|% of pupils attaining on or above age appropriate levels in reading||57%|
|% of pupils attaining on or above age appropriate levels in writing||62%|
|% of pupils attaining on or above age appropriate levels in maths||71%|
|Class||PP in Class||No in Class||%|
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. The service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Objectives in spending PPG:
The Idaci Index, which highlights areas of deprivation shows our school indicator is 0.342 which, compared nationally, is high and indeed from a local perspective the area our school serves is one of the most deprived in Medway.
The school has above national average of students on the SEN Register at 57.4%. Students who are FSM are 34%.
The income for 2019/20 is approximately £174,615.00. This has been allocated across a number of initiatives to support the health, well-being, development and academic support identified for individuals and groups of students. To find out how the Phoenix Junior Academy is managing the pupil premium, received from the Government, please open the link below: