The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and it is also provided for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
We have used this funding from EYFS to KS2 and written an individual pupil premium support plan for each eligble child. The large majority of support provided is dedicated 1:1 qualified teacher time, catch-up lessons, additional qualified staff at KS2, and occasionaly social and emotional support including counselling, curriculum enrichment such as instrumental lessons, dedicated revision materials and accompanying technology for specific pupils, and educational visits.
In the EYFS and KS1, the funding is used to provide 1:1 interventions which ensure that each pupil in this group attains the level required in the phonics screener in Y1 first time round. It is also used to ensure that an increasing proportion of disadvantaged pupils reach the highest levels.
Over time, we have increased the attainment of disadvantaged pupils well above the national average for this group. We have also sucessfuly reduced the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils within the school.