Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium funding is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM).
More information can be found on the gov.uk website:
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak to staff in the school office.
The range of provision available is based on research and identified best practice, including findings from the Sutton Trust research which looked in the most effective strategies to help close the gap in Disadvantaged children’s attainment. We also work closely with other schools to share approaches and measure impact.
Research shows quality first teaching to be the most effective way to raise attainment of all vulnerable groups and this is at the heart of our strategy for Pupil Premium funding. We adopt a tiered approach that includes a range of academic and pastoral interventions and strategies:
Teaching – quality first teaching for every pupil in every lesson
Targeted academic support – additional provision through bespoke interventions, small group work or one-to-one support
Wider strategies – addressing non-academic barriers through our wider provision such as access to breakfast club, attendance and behaviour approaches
Provision includes a range of academic and pastoral interventions and strategies. Of course many of the pastoral interventions will impact positively on readiness for learning, engagement in learning, and children’s achievement and attainment. Provision is reviewed and amended throughout the year depending on the identified needs of the children at the time.
Full details of our Pupil Premium strategy and its impact can be found below.