Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils from low-income families who are currently known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time during the last six years (ever6 FSM), pupils who have been looked after by the Local Authority and have now been adopted from care or are subject to a special guardianship order, and children whose parents have registered as being in the armed forces at any time in the last 5 years (Ever5 service children). For more information, please follow this link to the Department for Education website:-
Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way which best supports the raising of attainment for the most disadvantaged pupils.
Since the Pupil Premium was introduced, we have used our allocation to provide inclusive opportunites and also to support intervention where there are gaps in attainment or progress for children eligible for the funding. These children are all tracked as part of our regular, termly, whole-school tracking to ensure they are making at least expected progress and if there are any concerns they are swiftly identified and provided with intervention.
Viewing our children as individuals whilst having the ambition for them to achieve in line with their peers, is at the centre of our decisions about how the Pupil Premium grant is spent. We pride ourselves on a personalised learning approach - the activities provided and supported by the funding are designed to support the whole child thus enabling them to maximise their learning potential.
Accelerated progress is made in core subjects, and children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding attain in line with or better than their peers
Children access a wide range of subjects, experiences and activities leading to learning skills being acquired and refined and achieving year group expectations
Behaviour is exemplary and consistent between children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding and their peers