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Pupil Premium

Our school receives funding to target pupils who are eligible for or who have been eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years as well as pupils who have been adopted or looked after by the Local Authority. These pupils receive additional support and…

Our school receives funding to target pupils who are eligible for or who have been eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years as well as pupils who have been adopted or looked after by the Local Authority. These pupils receive additional support and access to extra-curricular activities and programs as required.

Pupil Premium funding provides an opportunity to review existing approaches to see if they are effective and to look at new or innovative means of improving standards for all.

  • We ensure that teaching and learning meets the needs of all the pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision in made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school have legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • Funding will be allocated on a needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals. Pupil Premium resources may be used to accelerate progress and close attainment gap and/or to target able children on FSM to reach or exceed expected standards
  • Pupil Premium allocation can also be used for supporting families to enhance the wellbeing of the child. For example, school trips
  • Our Governors will publish information on how the school used Pupil Premium funding to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils

The main areas of PPI spending have been broken down in the following ways.

  Additionally in the curriculum  – children eligible for FSM are less likely to have access to books and study space

  Targeted support – for children who have been eligible for FSM within the last six years

  Richness of curriculum – offer opportunities which may not be possible outside of school such as ballet lessons or visits to the museum

  Emotional stability – poverty can be linked to mental health. It is important that the school have provisions in place to ensure that children start the day ready to learn i.e. breakfast clubs