What is the Pupil Premium?
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have from the following groups.
Free school meals
Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil, or £955 for every secondary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
Looked-after and previously looked-after children
Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
Local authorities get the same amount for each child they are looking after; they must work with the school to decide how the money is used to support the child’s personal education plan.
The service premium is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different.
Schools get £310 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
This funding is to help with pastoral support.
Statement of intent
We have high aspirations for all our students. Our vision is to provide an exceptional educational and environmental foundation, which enables our students to flourish, becoming fully rounded citizens, equipped with a lifelong love of learning and the resilience to meet the many challenges of our ever-changing world, while continuing to thrive. Our aim as educators is to innovate and develop our practices such that we become renowned and sought after, able to provide outreach and training to others based on our expertise.
We want to make sure that all our students are well prepared for the next phase of their education. That they have the skills and knowledge to succeed in the future. That they have the right character and attitudes to sustain their learning into secondary school and beyond.
We know that there is always more to do, which is why we are investing in teacher training to make our teaching of English and maths even better. We want to improve our outreach provision so that we can work more proactively and productively with our families and other stakeholders. We want to improve the signposting of services that are beyond our expertise so that families can get the support they need. We want to make sure that we offer a fully inclusive education where all children can and do succeed.
We have adopted a three year, tiered approach to our pupil premium strategy.
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