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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work.

In the 2011/12 academic year, Atlas Community Primary School received £39,528 in Pupil Premium funding. This has been used as follows:

– To provide intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN (Special          Educational Needs).
– To provide one-to-one tuition for some pupils.
– To provide Saturday morning classes for year 6 pupils
– To provide an Easter holiday booster class
– To subsidise residential activities for pupils in year 5 and 6.
– To provide after school clubs in a range of areas including cooking, I.C.T, art, nurture groups,          Sports and sewing.

The impact of this work was evident in:

 Improved attainment at the end of Early Years and Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
 100% of children in year 6 making 2 levels progress.
 Children enjoying coming to school and feeling safe at Atlas Primary school.

In the 2012/13 academic year, Atlas Community Primary School received £55,200 in Pupil Premium funding. This is being used as follows:

– To provide one-to-one tuition for targeted pupils.
– To provide workshops for parents on a Saturday morning to enable them to support learning at home.  E.g. reading, writing, maths or science workshops.
– To offer specialist holiday and out-of-school hours provision.

We also use this money to subsidise any educational visits, including residential trips. No child at Atlas Community Primary has ever been excluded from a visit because of financial constraints on the family. For some children this has a huge impact on their self-esteem and confidence. We assure parents that all matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.

For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals please visit this link at Bradford Council:

http://www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/advice_benefits_and_council_tax/benefits/free_school_meals

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