The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and to children who have been under the care of the local authority.
We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and our use of the pupil premium fund allows us to ensure that our children are given every chance to reach their full potential and recognise the unique gifts each of them hold.
At our school, we write an individual support plan for each eligible child. It is for schools to decide how the funds are allocated and the large majority of the funding is spent on dedicated 1:1 qualified teacher time, catch-up lessons and additional qualified staff in classrooms. In the EYFS and KS1, the funding is used to provide 1:1 phonics interventions which ensures that each child in this group gains a strong foundation in their early word reading skills, ready for the phonics screener that takes place in Year 1.
Occasionally the fund is spent on social and emotional support which may include counselling, curriculum enrichment such as instrumental lessons and extra curricular clubs, dedicated revision materials, educational visits, pupil learning kits and accompanying technology for specific pupils.
Over time, our children make significant progress in all areas of school life and the support that they receive is so extensive that by the end of Key Stage 2, all potential gaps are significantly reduced.
Please click the following link for a more detailed report of how the funding has been allocated.