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"The school has high expectations of pupils behaviour and for what pupils can learn"

- 'Good' Ofsted Report 2023 - Moorside Primary School and Nursery

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding:

Pupil premium is a form of funding in addition to main school funding, to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated directly to schools. It is for schools to decide how the funding will be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible. The funding is allocated to schools per FSM pupil. The intended outcome is to close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

Disadvantaged Pupils

Schools currently receive £1455 per disadvantaged child (defined as having had free school meals (FSM) within the last 6 years or being in care).

Pupils from Service Families

Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £335 per child.  This money is to be used to support pupils’ emotional needs, for example during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from our school.

Click here to see Moorside Primary School and Nursery’s Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-2024

Click here to see Moorside Primary School and Nursery’s Pupil Premium Impact Report for 2022-2023

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.  Pupil Premium has now also been extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.

At Moorside, we recognise that learning to learn skills (metacognition) form a fundamental bedrock for all children. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of current cohorts and is delivered in a flexible manner to engage all children.

We take time to know our children and understand their individual needs, enabling us to identify those at risk of falling behind and those who need additional support to broaden aspirations and love learning.

Through our monitoring of children we identify those who are:-

  • Socially disadvantaged
  • Have members of their family serving in the armed forces
  • Finding aspects of their lives emotionally challenging

We recognise that not all pupils who receive Pupil Premium Funding will be socially disadvantaged. Likewise, not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Pupil Premium Funding. (We aim to provide additional support as necessary for these children from the school’s delegated budget and not from Pupil Premium Funding).

Our Aim: To close the achievement gap by ensuring that any pupil at risk of underachieving are identified early so that support and intervention is provided for those pupils (in particular those that are on FSM or Looked After Children).

North Yorkshire have their own evidence base on effective strategies to raise achievement and close the gap to support the work in schools in ‘supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils’.

At Moorside, in addition to our Pupil Premium, we had an exciting funded opportunity to work in a collaborative partnership with schools across the county. This built on the good work already happening in our school through the ‘Achievement Unlocked’ Collaborative Partnership. This is led by Marc Rowland, Deputy Director of the National Education Trust, a leading pupil premium consultant with much successful experience of working with schools and local authorities.

The details of the main barriers to educational achievement and how the allocation will be spent to address these areas are outlined in depth through our ‘Achievement Unlocked’ annual action plan. This also details how the school measures the impact of Pupil Premium.

Reviews from the Children and Parents

School Visitor

Lauren's Assembly in April 2022 "Thank you for such a warm welcome, for the children's excellent behaviour and such thoughtful questions".

Y6 Parent

Reading at Moorside "I think the teachers are doing a fantastic job with reading. I believe the access children have to other forms e.g. Reading Plus etc means they are less likely to be bored and then choose to read a book as entertainment".

Mason, Year 3

Reading at Moorside "I love hearing stories from my teacher and choosing books out of the library".

Reception Parent

Reading at Moorside "I appreciate all the effort that goes into current Reading initiatives, the library visit was fantastic!"  

Y6 Parent

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Massive thank you to Team Moorside for all the hard work and effort which goes into trips such as these".

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Amazing photos, great memories.... As always you and the team have gone above and beyond. It's nice to be relaxed knowing they are so well looked after..... Thank you".

Y6 Parent

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Some fantastic memories made for our children, can't wait to hear all about their week away".

Gracie, Year 6

"My favourite thing about school is the teachers because they are so kind and helpful".  

Andrew, Year 6

"I enjoy when we have Forest School because we have the best hot chocolate and marshmallows and find animals".

Emily, Year 6

"I enjoy doing art with Mr Moss and Forest School. The most enjoyable thing is going on residential trips like Marrick".

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