docxPupil premium statement 2023

pdfPupil premium spend diagram 2023-2024

Pupil Premium 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better and close the gap between them and their peers. 

In the 2022 to 2023 academic year, school will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years: 

  • £1,385 for pupils in reception to year 6 
  • £985 for pupils in year 7 to year 11 School will receive £2,410 for any pupil: 
  • identified in the October school census as having left local authority care as a result of: 
    • adoption 
    • a special guardianship order 
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) 
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more 
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care) Service Pupil Premium (SPP) Pupils attract the SPP (£320 per pupil) if they meet the following criteria: 
  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces 
  • they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011 
  • one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme 
  • pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service are classed as service children The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is allocated in line with the financial year, which begins in April. Allocations are based on data from the previous October census. If an eligible pupil joins school after this census, we will not receive their allocation until the following financial year. Schools can spend the PPG as they see fit, if it is to demonstrably improve the attainment of eligible pupils. Schools do not need to spend an equal amount on each pupil, or fund interventions that benefit only eligible pupils.  For the next academic and financial year (2022-23) based on October 2021 census data: 
  • Our school’s PPG allocation is estimated at £23,075 
  • Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils:  
    • Cognition and Learning Needs 
    • Communication and Interaction Needs 
    • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (including challenging behaviour) 
    • Sensory and/or Physical Needs 
  • How we'll spend the PPG to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach:  
    • Through Music Therapy input (to address cognition and learning needs) 
    • Through additional Speech and Language Therapy support (to address communication and interaction needs) 
    • Through additional Occupation Therapy support (to address sensory and physical needs) 
    • Through the purchase of additional ICT, Communication and Curriculum resources to enhance learning and provision 
    • Through staff training and continuous professional development 
  • How we’ll measure the effect of the pupil premium:  
    • Through assessment of pupil data at the end of April 2023 
    • Through individual end of year reports (May 2023) 
    • Through assessment against pupil outcomes within their Education, Health and Care Plans 
  • The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy: April 2023 (based on October 2022 census data) Please see the document below which contains the school pupil premium policy, forthcoming strategy (2022/23) and annual report for the previous academic and financial year 2021-22. You can also find a pupil premium diagram for a quick guide to how we are spending the budget this year.  

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Springwater is a vibrant and progressive day school catering for students ranging from two to nineteen years. Offering places to students who may have profound and multiple, severe or physical difficulties, the majority of our current students have co-existing or multiple needs. We also cater for students with autistic spectrum condition and elements of challenging behaviour.