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Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Westfield Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 5PA

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of pupils from low income families and close the gap between 
them and their peers. The funding is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals  at any point in the last six 
years. This is known as 'Ever 6 FSM'.

Schools will also receive funding for children who have been 'Looked After' (in Local Authority care), were adopted from care on or after 30 December 
2005, or left care under a special guardianship or residency order, and children of service personnel. 

Why was Pupil Premium introduced?

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The Government believed that it is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities in the 
academic performance of children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their 'wealthier' peers by providing additional support to the pupils who need it most.

How much funding does Garlinge Primary School and Nursery receive?

  • In 2022 -2023 the allocation of Pupil Premium funding is £426,580
  • In 2023 -2024 the allocation of Pupil Premium funding is £499,497
  • The table below shows the amount of children per year group who will receive Pupil Premium funding for the academic year 23/24. In total 46% of children between year R and 6 at Garlinge Primary School and Nursery (GPS&N) receive Pupil Premium funding.

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year R Total
Total Pupils 109 87 119 94 101 107 109 726
Pupils who receive Pupil Premium 40 30 58 55 60 50 40 333
Percentage of pupils who receive Pupil Premium 37% 34% 49% 59% 59% 47% 37% 46%

Index of Multiple Deprivation

The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) combines a number of indicators, chosen to cover a range of economic, social and housing issues, into a single 
deprivation score for each small area in England. This allows each area to be ranked relative to one another according to their level of deprivation. The Local 
Authority can use pupils’ postcodes to rank the 456 Kent primary schools in terms of IMD. Garlinge Primary School is ranked 28 out of 456 schools, 1 being the 
most deprived. 

How does the school spend this money?

At Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.

We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil Premium funding, along with allocations made from the school's own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.

The Governors, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and all members of teaching staff monitor the attainment and progress of children very carefully. All 
children's progress is discussed at termly progress meetings and where additional support is deemed necessary. Pupil Premium is frequently used to 
increase the opportunities that we are able to offer.
Funding is predominantly targeted at the improvement in attainment and progress in English and Maths as well as pupil well-being, but Garlinge Primary 
School and Nursery recognises the need to provide a varied and stimulating curriculum, especially within the Arts and Sport, and provides a range of 
opportunities to all of our children using Pupil Premium.
Our teachers are accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes. (Teacher Standards). We have high expectations of our teachers and provide 
them with a strong level of support and professional development opportunities to constantly improve their practice.
We have embedded a robust monitoring system based on termly tracking to ensure that all pupils achieve at least expected progress. Pupils identified as 
not making expected progress are rapidly identified and strategies put in place to address under performance.
Where it is identified that a class/group is achieving well then a percentage of children are identified as a focus group for above expected progress, with an 
emphasis on Pupil Premium. The school has focused on developing teachers’ skills in assessment and methods of teaching that effectively meet the needs 
of groups and individuals for next step learning.

Pupil Premium Spending:

Our Pupil Premium funding has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions, along with quality first teaching have started to have a positive impact on children's attainment and self-belief.

Through targeted interventions we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the school's aims is to ensure that ALL groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.

Pupil Premium Documentation

How we plan to spend our Pupil Premium funding this year and a review of last year’s funding

Click here to view our Garlinge Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 23-24

How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?

To monitor progress and attainment, new measures have been included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort's attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

The school will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for Pupil Premium who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.

Eligibility for Free School Meals:

A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) on the KCC website.

You will need to enter your name, address, National Insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, you will need to provide your child's name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

For more information about free meals please contact the school office or you can find further guidance on the school website under the 'Parents' tab.

If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form or apply online. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.