The pupil premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help support disadvantaged pupils in closing the attainment gap between themselves and their peers.
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to pupils who are currently Children Looked After (CLA), pupils eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (Ever 6). There is also a Service Family premium for children in the armed forces. This equates to 24% (53 pupils) of our school population.
The funding has contributed to a wide range of resources designed to maximise pupil potential in every possible way, e.g. extra support in core subjects and opportunities for extended school activities such as interventions and residential visits.
If your child should be receiving free school meals or has in the past, please let us know. Pupils are eligible for free school meals if you or your partner gets either:
- Universal Credit.
- Income Support.
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches. Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive Free School Meals.
The child is at the centre of our approach to ensuring good progress in learning for pupils who are eligible to receive Pupil Premium Funding. We work hard to understand and break down any barriers to learning they may have and ensure they make progress and fulfil their potential.
Quality first teaching is essential for pupils to succeed. It is lesson by lesson progress that is essential to children’s success as learners. We will work towards removing any barriers to learning that pupils face such as, poor attendance, weak English and Maths skills or emotional and behavioural difficulties.
The Deputy Headteacher, Mr Armstrong, is the designated Pupil Premium Coordinator in school. He works closely with class teachers to ensure pupils’ progress is monitored closely and that strategies are in place to tackle underachievement and remove barriers to learning.