Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) and also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. Schools are free to decide how to allocate Pupil Premium funding and we recognise that within our school there are children (some of whom are not eligible for Free school Meals) who may at any point during their school career require additional support and intervention.
We are committed to meeting the children's pastoral, social and academic needs in a nurturing environment. If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered this with us, please do so as soon as possible. It is important to note that although EYFS and KS1 children currently receive school meals without charge, an application should you be eligible would be beneficial, since the additional funding can help the school to provide for your child in many other ways.
Schools have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium funding in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils and we aim to diminish the differences in progress and achievement between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. All staff are accountable for the progress of these children who are given a high profile. When deciding how to spend the pupil premium allocation we look at barriers faced by disadvantaged pupils in the context of our school and focus spending on addressing these barriers to learning. Each pupil is unique in their situation and our response to their needs reflects this.
Progress and attainment of pupils is carefully tracked and analysed termly and additional support is quickly put in place to support pupils as required. Interventions are targeted to ensure eligible children benefit from the funding. In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all children who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child or groups of children identified as being disadvantaged.
Does your child qualify for the Pupil Premium?
If your child qualifies for free schools meals or you are in the armed forces, the school will, in return, receive additional funding to support them. Please follow the link below to see if you meet the criteria, or alternatively, please contact the school office for further guidance.
What we are doing in 2020/21
In addition to the provisions used in 2019-2020 we are: