Pupil Premium Funding & Catch-up
BPS PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 2019/20
DISADVANTAGES THAT PUPIL PREMIUM STUDENTS MAY FACE AT BPS
It is problematic to make generalisations regarding the type of disadvantages that pupils whose family are eligible for Pupil Premium may face. Some are very high attainers; some come to school significantly behind age expected levels of attainment. Some are currently eligible for FSM; others may have been in the past. Some live in very challenging home environments; others do not. However some of the disadvantages that some BPS pupils who are Pupil Premium face are:
- Low levels of literacy and/or numeracy
- Few books in the home
- Cramped home conditions which make independent study a challenge
- Insufficient and irregular supply of nourishing meals
- Lack of money for resources to support the curriculum
- Lack of opportunities to learn beyond the taught curriculum.
In 2018-19 The Beaulieu Park School received £3,630 of pupil premium funding. This funds were not connected to any pupils, but were presumed funds based on predicted need (we were a brand new school). Upon opening, we established that we had 4 pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.
We have 23 children eligible for the Pupil Premium in 2019/20. As a new school however, our funding is dependant upon the census submitted the previous year. When this was submitted, we only had 4 pupils eligible. We anticipate receiving £5,280 of pupil premium funding for 2019-2020. This lag in funding is a quirk of a new school and means that our fund will always be small in relation to our number of children until the year after we are full in 2024.
We will not receive these funds until 2020-21.