What is pupil premium?
In addition to the school budget, pupil premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age (Reception to Year 6) from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), to children who have been looked after in the care of the Local Authority for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. These children are also welcome to join us at Breakfast Club.
Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress. Funding also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium and impact.
Rationale of Spending
We try to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils. We will allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils whom the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged. An audit of pupil progress is regularly undertaken (termly). This audit of needs analysis identified pupils whom we believe to be priority for support. Appropriate support is then put in place.
Careful monitoring and tracking of progress allows us to put in effective support. We aim to raise the aspirations of all our pupils.
We realise that not all Pupil Premium children will have low attainment, therefore we strive to enrich their life experiences and challenge their perceptions of what they can achieve, to fulfill their full potential.