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Pupil Premium Funding

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The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

You can register your child for Pupil Premium if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income-based & Contribution-based JSA or ESA on an equal basis
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA)
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 

Please note Parents need to apply and register now through the online link 

Register for Free School Meals

Additional Funding for Looked After Children

The DFE have advised us that extra Pupil Premium Funding of £1900 will be available for children in the following categories:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order
    • a child arrangement order

Guidance from the DFE says that schools can only claim this money where the parent self-declares their child's status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order).

If your child qualifies for this extra funding then please speak to the Head of School in confidence so that we can make the claim and your child can benefit from the additional support we will provide.

Planned spending and actions 

We recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged, and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for Free School Meals. Pupil Premium funding may be used by the school to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the school identifies as being socially disadvantaged.

At Mrs Ethelston's we plan to use the additional funding in the following ways:

  • To provide short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN, to ensure that children eligible for Pupil Premium achieve as well as their peers or better.
  • To subsidise the cost of extra curricular activities including school trips to ensure equality of access so children eligible for Pupil Premium are not disadvantaged.
  • Additional 1:1 support for targeted children.
  • Staff training to implement interventions.

Estimated Pupil Premium Grant Allocations 2015/16

Number of children entitled to PPG = 9

PPG Funding = £11 880

Estimated Pupil Premium Grant Allocations 2016/17

Number of children entitled to PPG = 11

PPG Funding = £14, 680

Estimated Pupil Premium Grant Allocations 2017/18

Number of children entitled to PPG = 8

PPG Funding = £10 560

We carefully monitor the progress of all children, including those receiving pupil premium funding and these results can be found on the DfE website. 

Mrs Ethelston's Data

It is important that all parents entitled to Free School Meals claim their entitlement so that we can continue to receive the maximum funding available to maintain this provision in our schools. Ring 0345 155 1019 to apply for Free School Meals.

Details of how to apply for Free School Meals and information regarding previous spending using PPG can be found below.

Pupil Premium Leaflet

Pupil Premium Information 2017 2018.pdf

Announcement

Herons' Worship will take place this Friday, 22nd June.  All welcome in church from 9am.

Sports Day

18 Jun 2018

What a fantastic Sports Day!  Well done to all the children for taking part with such enthusiasm. Well done to the winning House - Hardy. Thank you to Mrs Timbrell for organising the event and tha...

Enterprise Day

12 Jun 2018

Year 6 Sailing Day

12 Jun 2018

Herons enjoyed learning how to sail at Portland. The children worked in pairs to sail the boat together and really enjoyed the experience. Thank you to Mrs Pellow and Mrs Ha...

Lyme Bay Marine Visit

12 Jun 2018

Robins, Wrens and Swifts were very lucky to have a visitor form Lyme Bay Marine to tell us about some of the life in our local bay. The children especially enjoyed the live crab and lobster!{! gallery...

Uplyme Fete 2018

10 Jun 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the colouring competition Seth and Maisie, who were crowned Fete Prince and Princess and opened the Uplyme Fete.

The Story Boat has arrived!

04 Jun 2018

The children have been very excited to see the Story Boat arrive this morning. Traditional wooden boatbuilder, Gail McGarva, holds the workshops inside the magical and ench...

Residential News

21 May 2018

Our journalists report... ‘After we arrived at PGL, we met our instructors. We then found out which our rooms were and who we were sharing with. After setting up our rooms, w...

Swifts' & Wrens' Class

18 May 2018

Swifts and Wren's were both very lucky on Monday afternoon to have a visit from Mr Singer who told them lots of different things about Judaism. The children particularly enjoyed learning a song in Heb...

Eggperiments in Swallows' Class

18 May 2018

Swallows' Class have been designing experiments to establish what types of drinks cause tooth decay.  They have looked at the different types of variables to ensure their tests are fair and focusing o...

The Storyteller- Martin Maudsley

09 May 2018

On Tuesday we welcomed Mr Martin Maudsley into all our classes for his storytelling workshops.  The response was overwhelmingly positive- more information and photos to follow! "On Tuesday we had...

School Journalists

04 May 2018

Year 4 This week, in topic, we have been learning about Mary Anning.  We were given factual pieces about her and we used these facts to make a little booklet. In maths, we have been revising multipl...

New books- thanks to the Readathon!

29 Apr 2018

Miss Lyons has met this week with all the children that took part in the sponsored Readathon last term. The PTFA have kindly contributed money towards this and now we have a considerable amount to spe...

New School Update

29 Apr 2018

The Landscape Concept Plan for the new school was introduced to the staff last week by Gyles Morris the landscape architect and outdoor learning specialist who is advising our school trust. The staff...

School Journalists

27 Apr 2018

Year 1 Wrens' Class In Maths we have been using doubles, halves and quarters.  I like PE because we run around and I like Maths because we get to learn exciting stuff.  Lily Year 2 Swifts' Class...

Our Spiritual Space

25 Apr 2018

You may have noticed the area by Swifts' Class is beginning to look much more cheerful.  This is our Spiritual Space, where classes and children can go for some peace and reflection.  We will continue...

Traffic Trial

25 Apr 2018

Please give us feedback about our trial at the beginning of the school day-  Dropping Off in the Morning- TWO WEEK TRIALFrom next week, we will trial having a member of staff in a high visibility j...

New Clubs list

24 Apr 2018

Summer Term Clubs List 2018

Year 1 Trip to the Spacedome

23 Apr 2018

We learnt that the sun is one million times bigger than Earth. The sun is a star and there are some stars bigger than the sun and some stars smaller than the sun. The sun's light reflects on the moo...

Celebrating our differences and Autism Awareness Week

06 Apr 2018

During the final week of term, we spent a week looking at what makes us all unique and special.  This was part of National Autism Awareness week. The children enjoyed a worship from Reverend Cate Edm...

Our Easter Service

01 Apr 2018

The children, staff, parents and friends came together on Thursday to celebrate this important time of year.  Children of all ages took part and the singing was beautiful.   2018Easter Service

Decorated Eggs

29 Mar 2018

Year 6

29 Mar 2018

Today we made juice from different fruits grown in South America.  These were fruits like grapefruit, pineapple, lemon and mango.  We had to use our maths skills to scale up...

Year 2 Visit to Dunster Castle

28 Mar 2018

Year 2 Gardening

28 Mar 2018

Storytime

28 Mar 2018

The year 6 children have spent some time drafting, editing and writing up their stories, based on the Great Kapok Tree.  The younger children in Robins' and Wrens' thoroughly enjoyed listening to the...

Fire Safety Visit Year 2 & 5

26 Mar 2018

Thank you to Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service for their 'Staying Safe' visit.

Celebration & Ethos Worship

26 Mar 2018

Robins' Class Worship

25 Mar 2018

Well done to Robins' Class for their very first class worship this week.  They were brave and shared with us a story they have been learning about bears.  We were also treated to some singing and danc...

Triumph for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

22 Mar 2018

What a phenomenal performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from Kingfishers' and Swallows' Class.  The children were amazing in their acting roles, superb at their singing and so enthusiastic....

Wren's trip to Seaton Wetlands

21 Mar 2018

Wrens Class had a superb visit to Seaton Wetlands.  The children really enjoyed their trip and they were able to catch a variety of under water creatures when pond dipping. They had the opportunity to...

Teddy Bear Outing

19 Mar 2018

Robins' Class visited the Teddy Bear Museum in Dorchester this week.  They took their furry friends along to meet the veterans, and thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the park as well.  Well done Robins!...

Spring Concert

19 Mar 2018

What a superb musical extravaganza the Spring Concert was.  The show featured performances by all year groups on violins, cornets, guitars, ukeles, piano and more!  Along with some fantastic solo sing...

Thrills at the Theatre

14 Mar 2018

Herons' Class went to watch Wicked.  Swallows' and Kingfishers' Classes went to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, picking up tips for their upcoming production!  All classes were commended for...

PTFA Springo Bingo

12 Mar 2018

Thank you to all parents and children who came to support the PTFA on Friday at Springo Bingo. We raised £125 which will go towards this years fundraising cause of Enrichment which will benefit all ch...

South Africa- helping where we can

28 Feb 2018

In February, we were asked if we might donate some exercise books to a school in Cape Town, South Africa.   Mrs Es.pub.pdf

WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT OUR NEW WEBSITE TO YOU!

10 Jan 2018

Please bear with us as we ensure that pages are updated and content transferred across.   

Happy New Year

04 Jan 2018

Happy New Year to all Pupils, Parents and Carers of Mrs Ethelston’s,There will be no newsletter this week as we have had such a short week.Clubs will commence from 15th January. The new clubs list wil...

Carols round the Tree

15 Dec 2017

Many thanks to all the parents that joined us for our last event this year - Carols round the Tree, and many thanks to Irve Davis-Griffiths.

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

15 Dec 2017

Thank you to everyone for taking part in our Christmas Jumper Day.  We raised over £110 for Save the Children.

B Sharp at The Hub

05 Dec 2017

Well done to all the Mrs E's children that took part in the B Sharp 'Out of the Box' on Friday evening.  A fantastic performance at the Hub and also lovely to see some old pupils performing too.

Uplyme Village Hall Christmas Fayre

04 Dec 2017

Thank you to the members of Mrs Ethelston's Choir that performed at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday.  There will be another chance to hear them sing at the Carols by Candlelight on 14th December in Ch...

Sports' Day

18 Jul 2017

Thank you so much to everyone for the tremendous support for Sports' day today.  Special thanks to the staff and helpers, particularly to Mrs Timbrell for the hours of organisation.  These events are...

Owls' Class

18 Jul 2017

Year 5 have been learning about the Olympics.  We learnt how to compete in the long jump (which is different to today) and will be writing explanation text to explain how to be successful!

Year 6 Kenway Cup Tournament, Colfox

18 Jul 2017

Thankfully the rain held off, which enabled the football team to attend Colfox Academy for Kenway Cup knockout tournament.  Well done to them for battling against some very good teams and showing good...

Spring Concert

18 Jul 2017

This week we enjoyed a fantastic Spring Concert at the church.  These occasions make me so very proud of the children, staff and school.  The contributions were stunning and to quote a parent, who sum...

Swimmers Support Superbly!

18 Jul 2017

Well done to all our swimmers who travelled to Dorchester Thomas Hardye Leisure Centre on Friday.  The team supported each other magnificently at quite an overwhelming event!  We are proud of you for...