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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding additional to the main school budget. The funding is for two policies:


  • raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers


  • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces


The Pupil Premium Grant Conditions state the Pupil Premium is allocated as follows:


  • pupils known to be eligible for free school meals in any of the previous six years, £1320.


  • looked after children and those who have been looked after, defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority, £1900.


  • children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order, £1900


  • families with parents in the armed forces in any of the previous five years, £300.


Schools have the freedom to spend the budget in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for these pupils. We have utilised research from the Sutton Trust EEF toolkit, the Teaching and Learning Toolkit, Ofsted’s 2013 report on the pupil premium and Ofsted’s 2014 report on pupil premium progress to inform our decisions when allocating this money.


In making provision for the Pupil Premium pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered, or qualify for free school meals.


Currently, 99 children are registered for the Pupil Premium or have in the last 6 years. This number may fluctuate throughout the year.


Our key objective is to use the Pupil Premium funding to ‘diminish the difference’ between groups of learners. Our vulnerable groups, who are at risk of not ‘achieving well’, are clearly and early identified.


We treat all our children as individuals and have robust systems in place to identify personalised need and support.


Ofsted Report June 2016:


'The pupil premium grant is used effectively to provide a range of personal and educational opportunities, including access to educational visits, additional learning support and learning mentors. As a result, many of these pupils are beginning to catch up with their peers in school’

The Designated Member of Staff (DMS) for Children who are Looked After (CLA) is Mrs Sandie Saunders, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.