Together we nurture the genius in everyone
At Alexandra School we aim to ensure all children attending our school get the best outcomes possible. All children at our school have their attainment closely tracked and we strive to remove any barriers to learning regardless of a child’s background. Staff meet termly to look at the individual needs of children eligible for pupil premium funding. Previous support is reviewed and the best route forward discussed. In addition to academic support children may be offered social or extra-curricular activities both within and outside the school setting. The school builds close relationships with families eligible for pupil premium to ensure the children engage fully in the chosen support and benefit fully from the opportunities open to them.
Pupil premium is not allocated to individual students. It is not an individual entitlement. Currently 10.26% of the school population is eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. For each child who is registered as eligible for Pupil Premium Funding £1,300 is put into our school budget. The total at the moment is £41,000.
The school has the responsibility for allocating the Pupil Premium funding to support pupils or groups of pupils. We are accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support students and we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium, in order to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.Where funding is allocated to an intervention it may be that some groups have a mixture of PP pupils entitled to Pupil Premium and non PP pupils.
The following list, which is not exhaustive, provides examples of how Pupil Premium may be used at Alexandra School .
- offering small group work with an experienced member of staff focused on overcoming learning barriers and closing gaps in learning.
- One to one support to improve progress – reading and work conferencing with their class teacher.
- Enable targeted pupils to access appropriate extracurricular provision to ensure they receive a broad entitlement to promote attainment and progress across the full curriculum.
- Offering longer Parent-teacher interviews to parents, and regular one to one reading workshops for the parents of children who would benefit from this.
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations, and our strategies are very successful.. The National expectation at the end of the last academic year, was an outcome of 2b in each area assessed at the end of Key Stage 1. In Alexandra Infant School the outcomes were:
How does a child become eligible for Pupil Premium?
As a school we receive £1300 per school year to provide extra support to children who are registered - for instance, help with the cost of school trips or music lessons or extra tuition, provision of after school clubs.
Once a child has been registered as a pupil premium child the school will receive funding for them for 6 years, even if the child is only registered for a short time. This means that the child, once registered, will continue to have all the extra support for 6 years.
You can apply for pupil premium (Via the RBK free school meals LINK) if you or your child receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- support under Part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit,provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,690 or less
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Please contact the school office if you think you may be able to apply or apply via the misleadingly titled "Free school meal" link on the kingston.gov website.