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Pupil Premium

Additional support and access to extra-curricular activities and programs

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

We aim to identify possible barriers to educational achievement for children eligible for Pupil Premium funding and have summarised these as:

  • Language skills
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Attendance
  • Access to enriching experiences

In 2018 – 2019 the school received £228 260 of funding. For 2019 – 2020, the school is receiving £219 108.

The money is allocated to ensure children can achieve their potential academically, physically, socially and emotionally under four main areas:

  • Additionally in the curriculum – children eligible for FSM are less likely to have access to books and study space to support the development of their literacy skills
  • Targeted support –  small group or 1:1 interventions in Language, Literacy and Numeracy to ensure children eligible for FSM can achieve their academic potential
  • Richness of curriculum – access to opportunities which may not be possible outside of school such as music lessons or visits to a museum
  • Wellbeing – poverty can be linked to our Mental Health. We aim to ensure PPI children are supported emotionally and socially so that they feel safe, happy and confident

In order to ensure our PPI provision is effective we closely monitor any interventions, support and strategies. We use data to inform impact and hold half termly meetings to review any targeted support. We aim to regularly review our provision including any interventions to ensure that they are relevant and purposeful for the targeted children. We will review our provision in February and June.

Although there are many additional strategies in place to target PPI children, the class teacher has ownership. Quality first teaching and the planning of a relevant and exciting curriculum ensures we build the knowledge and experiences of all groups of children.

To find out about our Pupil Premium strategy for 2019 – 2020 please click on the link below:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 – 2020