Docking Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive free school Meals or has been entitled over the last five years, and for any “Looked After” children. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
For the financial year 2014-15, the pupil premium was £20,949. This money went towards continued delivery of specific intervention support and the resourcing of external professional expertise and advice. The school has also purchased a further 4 kindles, an iPad and associated software. Pupil premium has also been used to facilitate the delivery of music lessons.
For the pupil premim children in 2014/15, progress was good in Key Stage 1 compared with the national average and slightly below the national average for Key Stage 2. Overall value added for those in receipt of pupil premium was at 102 above national average for reading and mathematics whilst it was at the expected level for writing.
For the financial year 2015-16, the pupil premium was £22,440 which was spent on intervention programmes in literacy and maths, enrichment learning opportunities and the subsidy of educational visits and other activities. For 2016/17 we will receive £1320 per pupil.
It is very important that parents let us know they are in receipt of any of the following types of benefit, as we will not be automatically informed by the local government: Income Support; Income Based Jobseekers Allowance; An income related employment and support allowance; Support under part iv of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; Child Tax Credit (provided not entitlrd to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not exceeding £16190 or Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.