For 2015/2016 Wykeham School has received £2640 Pupil Premium Funding.
If awarded, it is at the schools discretion as to how to use this money. Factors such as age of the children fulfilling funding criteria, prior attainment and the present systems and procedures in school are determining factors on how the money will be spent.
The school receives Pupil Premium Funding based on the number of free school meals, number of looked after children and number of children belonging to Service Families.
At Wykeham School the following applies -
• The % of pupils in the school who are receiving free school meals – 0.06%
• The % of pupils in school who are looked after children - 0%
• The % of pupils in the school who are from Service Families – 0%
As an over-riding policy, it is our intention to use this money, year on year, to ensure equality of opportunity for all learners, irrespective of circumstances.
Please click on the links below to see how the Pupil Premium is being used at Wykeham School.
In determining spending choices the Governing Body make use of the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit which is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
The Toolkit currently covers 34 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost. Please click on the blue link above to visit the site and find out more.
We used the Pupil Premium funding for financial year 2013-2014 to employ an additional Teaching Assistant to support in class two mornings a week. This has resulted in pupils receiving more frequent feedback and support and continued for summer 2014 using some of the funding 2014-2015 financial year.. We have, in both financial years, also used the funding to purchase a range of digital resources.
These have engaged pupils, further strengthened motivation and facilitated learning in and out of school.