All state-funded schools in England, including academies and free schools, have a legal duty to offer free meals for all children in Reception to Year 2, under the Universal Infant Free School Meals policy.
So, as you know all children that attend our school are entitled to a free school meal. 😊 This is because we are an infant school, once your child reaches the junior school this entitlement ends.  But did you also know that if you register for a free school meal and meet the requirements, as a school we will receive an extra £1,300 to help support your child with their learning? This is known as the Pupil Premium entitlement. This will follow them through to the junior school and your child will continue to receive a free school meal and the junior school will continue to receive extra money to support your child. Even if you find your circumstances change and your income has increased, your child is eligible for a total of 6 years.
The money is given to schools to support them in enabling ALL pupils to reach or exceed the nationally expected level for their age.  Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.
Often parents are concerned that there is a stigma attached to being seen as a ‘low income’ family. At Fakenham Infant and Nursery School, all matters regarding free school meals and Pupil Premium are treated confidentially. The key purpose of our Pupil Premium funding is to enable all the pupils to reach their full potential. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone involved with the child has high aspirations.
We have sent home a simple form to fill in and return to us. We then send to Norfolk County Council who determine if your child is eligible. If your joint family income is under £16,190, you may be eligible. Even if you’re not sure please return the form anyway. 😊

2017/18 strategy statement

Fakenham Infant and Nursery School Pupil premium strategy statement. 2017 2018docx

2016/17 strategy statement

Please click on the link below to download the new 2016/17 strategy . Impact for the period 2015/16 can be found as part of the strategy.

Fakenham Infant and Nursery School Pupil premium strategy statement


 2012/13

  • In 2012/13 we received £25,543 in additional funding.
  • This was used to release a HLTA to take on a Family Support/Pastoral role to work with children and their families to support  in a variety of ways including attendance.
  • We have employed an additional member of staff to develop the Nurture Group at lunchtime.
  • We have extended the speech and language interventions that we put in place during the previous year.
  • The funding was also used to provide resources for children to use at home to support the implementation of a new literacy programme.

2013/14

  • In 2013/2014 we received £36,900 in additional funding.
  • This was used to release an HLTA in a Family Support/Pastoral role to work with children and their families in a variety of ways including SEN, attendance and behaviour. 
  • We have continued to employ 2 members of staff to lead a Nurture Group at lunchtime. 
  • We have funded 2 TAs to work on a 1:1 basis with some children to improve their literacy skills.
  • Once again the funding has been used to provide resources for children to use at home to support the implementation of our developing literacy programme. 

IMPACT Expected progress is 6 points per year.  Our Pupil premium children achieved at least expected progress or more.

 Pupil Premium children

Reading

Writing

Maths

Year 1 pupils

6.6 points

7.3 points

7.5 points

Year 2 pupils

7.1 points

6.2 points

7.9 points

 

 2014/2015

  • In 2014/2015 we received £52,000 in additional funding.
  • This continues to be used to release an HLTA in a Family Support/Pastoral role to work with children and their families in a variety of ways including SEN, attendance and behaviour.
  • We are again employing 2 members of staff to lead a Nurture Group at lunchtime.  This group has been very successful in allowing children to become more settled and happy at school. This in turn benefits their learning in the classroom.
  • We have funded 2 TAs to work on a 1:1 basis with some children to improve their literacy skills.  Once again the funding is been used to provide resources for children to use at home to support the implementation of our developing literacy programme. It also continues us to enable an HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)  to run individual and small group speech and language intervention support.

Here is a more detailed breakdown:
  • Initial delegation - £52,000  -  £ 48,100 (  £3,900 returned - children left the school)
  • Pastoral support worker: 25 hours £12,219.97
  • Nurture group: 1 LSA : 5 hours £1609.20
  • : 1 MSA : 6.5  hours £1,986.96
  • Intervention support: LSA : 15 hours £4,829.18 (targeted early years support)
  • : TA: 15 hours £6,138.74 (Targeted support / 1:1 tuition)
  • : TA : 4 hours £1388.17
  • Contribution to classroom support for every classroom: x9 £17,000
Resourcing:
  • Purchase of RWI speed sound cards 33pupils x £5 = £165
  • Read, Write Inc 1:1 tuition books £320
  • Read write Inc speed sound / green / red cards: £179.30
  • Contribution towards black and white RWI books to go home: £130
  • Maths grab bags to go home: £300
Surplus to fund any extracurricular activities / including school trips for pupils in receipt of the pupil premium and additional funding that is needs led. Total: 46,266.52