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Pupil Premium Allocation

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to address inequalities and enable support to reach the pupils who need it most.

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

As an inclusive school, Dalton St Mary’s C of E Primary School strongly believes that no pupil should be disadvantaged as a result of background and the consistent attainment and progress of our pupils over a number of years shows our commitment.

In 2020-21, £47010.68 was provided through Pupil Premium. This was used to fund a number of programmes and intervention groups to boost pupils’ attainment and progress as well as to ensure that disadvantaged pupils have access alongside their peers to extra-curricular opportunities.

In 2021-22, £46,810.34 was provided through Pupil premium Funding and £29,145.00 In Recovery Premium Funding. Successful models of intervention and support for individuals and groups continued, with support provided both by trained teaching assistants and teachers and by external providers.

The latter include an Education Welfare Officer, Sport Specialists and other out of school activities that the children may engage in.

In 2022-23, £41,218.80 has been allocated in Pupil Premium Funding.  In Recovery Premium Funding £3915 has been allocated.  Intervention programmes have been analysed and adapted where necessary.  New resources have been purchased and we have sought advice from a maths SLE as we look to change our approach to the teaching of maths across the school.

In 2023-24, £34,265 has been allocated in Pupil Premium Funding.  In Recovery Premium £3335 has been allocated.  Following advice from a maths SLE the school has moved across to using White Rose to support the teaching of maths.  SERIS continues to be a great support for our children and high quality resources and personalised CPD is still of great importance.

A detailed illustration of how we intend to utilise Pupil Premium allocation at Dalton St Mary’s 2023-24 and how effective our approach was in 2022-23 can be found in the document below.

This document will next be updated in December 2024.

Is your child entitiled to Pupil Premium funding?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
No one will know that you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits. If you are unsure whether or not you qualify please call into school and we will help you explore the issue.