Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
In the financial year 2014/15 Our Lady's received £45,500 Pupil Premium funding.
In the financial year 2015/16 Our Lady's received £38,280 Pupil Premium funding.
The Department for Education (DfE) states that:
"Schools, heateachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FMS pupil is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility."
The School's Leadership Team has discussed at length how the Pupil Premium funding can best be used to have maximum impact and benefit. A range of activities and interventions have and will be funded, either fully or partly by the Pupil Premium, to support progress and attainment for all children who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and to help them meet and exceed expectations. Funding will also be used to ensure that children who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding will have access to financial support to enable them to participate in as many school activities as possible including school trips, extra-curricular clubs and the school's Extended Journey (residential trip). Other examples of how this money will be used to support children eligible for Pupil Premium funded are listed below:
PE Funding - 2015/16
Received for year – £8,850
Spent £4000 – SCSO partnership (based at Stanborough School)
Subsidising of after school clubs £1,000/support of disadvantaged pupils.
EYFS Music and Movement classes.
Subsidised swimming/Year 6 Residential Trip for disadvantaged pupils.
Purchase of equipment £800 to support Orienteering/resources for lunchtime Young Leaders.
Opportunities through SCSO - lunchtime Stay Active Club - £500
Participation in indoor and outdoor Athletics, Target Tennis, Welwyn Hatfield Dance Festival, Road to Rio event.
Training of playground leaders.
Athletics Club for Summer Term.
After school clubs, Dance, Badminton, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders
More pupils are taking part in after school sport this term than in the autumn term due to the introduction of two new clubs - Cricket and Rounders and a new dance club to prepare a piece to perform at the Welwyn Hatfield Dance Festival. Levels of participation have seen a steady rise due to the very good range of clubs being offered both at lunchtime and after school as a of the Sports Premium grant.
PE Funding - 2014/15
Received for year – £8,000
Spent £4000 – SCSO partnership
Subsidising of after school clubs £2,000.
New shed for storage and equipment for playground leaders £1,200.
Purchase of athletics equipment £800.
Opportunities through SCSO 2013/2014
Participation in Target Tennis, Netball tournaments, Athletics, Welwyn Hatfield Dance Festival, Sport Relief Mile.
Training of playground leaders.
New Athletics Club for Summer Term.
After school clubs, Skip Trix, Dance, Football, Netball, Badminton, Athletics
40 more pupils are taking part in after school sport this term than in the autumn term due to the introduction of two new clubs - Skip Trix and a new dance club to prepare a piece to perform at the Welwyn Hatfield Dance Festival. There is increased participation of girls from Years 5 and 6 in sport as a result of the Sports Premium grant.