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Pupil Premium Statement 2015-2016

Funding for 2015-2016

The level of funding for pupil premium in 15 – 16 is as follows:-

  • Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
  • Looked After Children (LAC) £1,900 (Please note within Herefordshire LA LAC funding is top sliced by the Virtual School by £300 per pupil)
  • Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order £1,900
  • Service children - Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £ 300


This academic year we have 19 pupils eligible under free school meals (Ever 6) and 13 looked after pupils.



FSM (Ever6)


(Including adopted from Care)


Number of

Eligible Pupils

19 13 32
Rate of Pupil 19/19 at £935

7/13 at £1600 (LAC)

4/13 at £1200 (LAC Post 16 Bursary)

2/13 at £1900 (AFC)

Overall Funding £17,765 £19,800 £37,565



LAC – Looked After Children

AFC – Adopted from care


2015-2106 Pupil Premium Spend

The pupil premium funding has been used in a number of ways including:


  • Weekly 1:1 and small group Music Therapy sessions;
  • Weekly RDA Lessons (2 groups attending each week);
  • The purchase of sensory resources to support individual pupil targets;
  • The purchase of iPads as communication aids to improve learning;
  • The purchase of an Eye Gaze;
  • The purchase of individually appropriate classroom equipment, for example suitably adjusted chairs;
  • Supporting the funding of regular school activities and external school activities for example participating in the Shakespeare Festival and Dance Festival, paying towards residential school holidays, paying for transport/ uniform for work experience placements etc.;
  • Staff professional development e.g. Sensory processing training, Talk for writing, MAPA (Management of actual and potential aggression) and Language Acquisition and Motor Planning (LAMP) training etc.;
  • Weekly 1:1 and small group targeted interventions facilitated by skilled staff;
  • Purchase of ICT resources e.g., Clicker 7 and First News;
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