Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible or who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM ). A smaller amount is also 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 that the pupil premium funding addresses the current underlying inequalities by supporting the financially disadvantaged children.
As a school, we recognise that to improve the learning and motivation of Pupil Premium children is to reduce the attainment gap. Therefore, the majority of the investment will go into providing high quality teaching and learning through additional adult support. For example, this could be targeted activities for Early Years on speech and language or providing additional reading time. We also invest in activities such as residential visits and clubs to provide a breadth and quality of experience.
We believe that providing stimulating learning environments and great experiences help all children succeed and we have therefore invested significantly in enriching trips and Forest School.
This investment and its impact are included in the plans and reports below.