Pupil Premium

Children who are entitled to Free School Meals and Children who are Looked After attract addition funding for schools. This is called Pupil Premium. Ofsted also describe these children as "disadvantaged".

  • We know that high quality teaching is at the core of all pupil premium work

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.

  • We ensure that appropriate provision is 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 free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.

  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

  • Our aim for Pupil Premium pupils is ambitious. We want Pupil Premium Pupils to do better than the average for all pupils nationally.

 

Provision

The range of provision the Governors may consider include:

  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective Assessment for Learning and accelerating progress

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning

  • 1 to 1 support

  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies

  • Increasing opportunities for Pupil Premium eligible pupils and broadening their experience.

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in English and Maths. Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve greater than the expected standards at the end of KS1 and KS2.

The Governors of the school have published information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil Premium Strategy Reports