Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding from the government to help schools improve the attainment of children from low income and other disadvantaged families.
It was introduced by the Department for Education in 2011 in response to evidence that showed that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers. These include pupils who are entitled to Benefits-Related Free School Meals, those Looked After by the Local Authority and children of armed service personnel.
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools for them to decide how it should be spent, as they are in the best position to assess what additional provision should be made for their pupils.
At our school, all children are valued equally and they all have the right to access high quality education. As a result, a significant proportion of our Pupil Premium allocation is dedicated to ensuring that all pupils receive high quality teaching and learning. However, we recognise that some children may have significant barriers to learning and they may require additional support to overcome them. We also understand that children learn better and are happier in school when their emotional needs are addressed and therefore, we also invest in supporting our children’s wellbeing.
Schools are required to publish information on how the Pupil Premium allocation has been spent, the impact of this expenditure and how they plan to spend the coming year’s allocation. Please find below the most recent Pupil Premium Strategy and Evaluation Report.