Pupil premium was introduced in April 2011. The funding is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to 'close the gap' and to raise attainment and improve progress.
Children who are eligible include:
- Pupils who have been registered for Free School meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years;
- Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months;
- Children of armed services personnel.
Funding and Investment
Academic Year 2019-2020
This is measured through:
- Pupil progress and tracking data opportunities
- Key Stage data (Early Years, KS1 and KS2) alongside Local and National comparisons
- Parent and pupil voice (enjoyment, attitudes to learning nurture, behaviour etc)
- One-One assessment and follow-up 3 months and 6 months post-intervention
- Music Board Association exams and orchestra for disadvantaged students
Pupil Premium Funding will support disadvantage pupils through:
- Family Support/Attendance/Forest School Leader
- School Reading Manager
- Music Lessons including FSM orchestra
- Play Leader Lunchtimes
- Subsidised trips
- Outdoor Education
- Extra Curricular activities
Funding for 2019-2020 is £126,720
Progress for Pupil Premium pupils shows that school is closing the gap, especially in areas of priority such as Reading and Maths and this is regularly and rigorously monitored by the Governors.