Our Principles re Pupil Premium

Every child with his/her individual needs and talents is unique and special.

All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially

disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs

within a caring environment.

As with every child in our care, a child who is considered to be ‘socially disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of need.

Pupil Premium Funding

The ‘Pupil Premium’ is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families who are considered disadvantaged compared to their wealthier peers.

Funding is based on children who have been registered for free school meals at any time in the last six years, further reinforcing the importance of making sure all those who qualify are actually registered.

A high proportion of our students are eligible for Pupil Premium and we passionately believe that this is not a barrier to success, but rather that by improving outcomes for all in our school community we benefit the most disadvantaged most of all. Many of the plans we put in place to support Pupil Premium pupils also support and raise the outcomes of other groups within the school such as those with Special Education Needs, and those identified as Most Able.

This funding we receive is given in recognition of the fact that, nationally, disadvantaged children do not perform as well as their non-disadvantaged peers.

See below for further information.

 

Pupil Premium expenditure is reviewed during the year with governors and impact on pupil outcomes is checked at least termly.  Each year when new funding is received, discussions take place about allocation of this funding for the next financial year to ensure maximum positive impact on pupils and their outcomes.  This is agreed at governor meetings.

Latest review was 1 May 2019, next review early Autumn 2019.

As part of the school's review and evaluation process, we are currently reviewing our intent and implementation regarding Pupil Premium.

If you would like more information about Pupil Premium funding please click on the link below.

DfE Guidance