The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals ( FSM ).
A smaller amount is allocated according to the number of children of service families and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care, including adopted children) for 6 months or more.
The government believes the pupil premium fund is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers, by insuring that funding to tackle the disadvantaged reaches the pupils who need it most.
As a school we recognise that to improve the learning for Pupil Premium children is to improve the learning for all children. Therefore, the majority of the investment will go into providing high quality teaching and learning. This could be targeted support for Early Years on speech and language. We also invest in resources for classroom resources to provide a breadth and quality of experience. We also have funds allocated for flexible funding of individual needs.
We believe that providing stimulating learning environments and great experiences inside and out help all children succeed and we have invested significantly in outdoor learning and Forest School.
This investment and its impact are included in the reports below.