Pupil Premium Information
What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The pupils in this group include all children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years and children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer.
How do we decide where the money is spent?
Our guiding principle is to direct the pupil premium funding towards initiatives that will have the greatest impact on achievement. The use of data, on academic performance as well as possible barriers to learning such as attendance, homework, equipment and behaviour, will continue to steer the allocation of funding.
Targeted interventions and support are based on a needs analysis which has helped identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Teachers are also able to apply for funds to help students both in and outside of lessons.
After each academic year an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of impact upon pupils’ academic performance is carried out to ensure efficient use of pupil premium funding.
Our aim is that:
The proportion of pupil premium pupils, who make expected progress, in the core subjects of English and Mathematics, matches that of their peers
And whilst at school we will look to ensure these pupils have:
• An improvement in their attendance/punctuality.
• An increased enjoyment/engagement of the school curriculum.
• An increased participation in a range of extra-curricular activities, clubs, trips etc.
• Well informed parents/carers able to support their child’s progress at school