Pupil Premium funding is received for each child who currently receives a Free School Meal or who has received Free School Meals at any time in the last six years. This equates to 40% (77 children) of our school population. We review and adapt our Pupil Premium Strategy each term to meet the ongoing needs of these children and based on the effectiveness of each intervention.
There are many barriers to learning and these include attendance, behaviour, support from home and finance. The funding is therefore used to support children academically, socially and pastorally. The governors, through termly committee meetings, oversee the spending of this funding to check it is having an impact and to ensure that financial circumstances are not a barrier to an engaging and full curriculum.
Pupil Premium Strategy:
- Children requiring additional pastoral support including children ‘in need’, ‘looked after’ or subject to child protection plans.
- Children at risk of low attendance.
- Ensuring all children can go on all educational visits including residentials.
- Children not on track to be at age expectations in phonics and reading at the end of KS1.
- Children at risk of not achieving age expectations at the end of KS2.
The school uses its Pupil Premium to improve attendance and punctuality, remove barriers and close the gap in academic attainment. In order to verify the successful use of this grant, the school will be holding a Pupil Premium Audit in Autumn 2017.