Pupil Premium Statement
“The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.” DFE 2017
The Government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. Children with families in Armed Services and children in the care of the Local Authority are also eligible for the grant.
It is for schools to decide how the money is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are free to spend the money as they see fit, however they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.
We track the progress of pupil premium children to ensure they are making expected or above expected progress. Impact of the pupil premium spending is monitored and close observation of results achieved by pupil premium children ensures that if a child should show signs of falling behind, they are provided with the necessary support offered by one of our interventions.
The Pupil Premium Champion is Mrs Kemp (Deputy Headteacher).
The Pupil Premium Governor is Mr Edwards.
Publish Date December 2023 Review Date December 2024