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Pupil Premium @FCJA

In 2011-12 the Government launched it's Pupil Premium funding. Pupil Premium is a sum of money the school receives for each student who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of them in the past. Nationally, the statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.

In Field Court Junior School we have allocated our Pupil Premium Funding to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.


Community Family and Pastoral Support Workers- To support identified pupils' self esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school

Funding for staff and resources for specialised intervention programmes in Maths and Literacy.- To provide accelerated learning opportunities in Maths, Reading and Writing.

Provision of staff and resources for personalised learning opportunities for children.- To ensure the identified children are able to access personalised learning opportunities to ensure their gap in attainment is narrowed.

A summary spreadsheet is provided below. 

The funding the school has received under this scheme is

2011-12: £13,070 

2012-13: £35,142

2013-14: £59,700

2014-15: £110,100

2015-16: £113,000

A broad range of children with specific needs have benefited from this approach.

The pupils in the target groups on which the per pupil funding is based made progress in Maths and English in 2015, which was higher than the overall national expected progress for these children in these subjects. They also attained better than the national average for these children. 

In December 2013, we received a letter of congratulations from the Minister of State for Education congratulating us on our work with the pupils who receive this money, our results for this group were in the top 1% of schools nationally. 

In February 2016, we received a letter of congratulations informing us that for our work with Pupil Premium children since 2011 and the results they have acheived, we have won a Pupil Premium Award.

File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Spending Report 201415 [pdf 187KB] Click to download