What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education in 2011 as additional funding in order to address the underlying inequalities for potentially vulnerable groups and individuals. This includes those eligible for free school meals, those who are Looked After Children (LAC) and those from services families. The Government also decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in from 2012 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Funding for service families was extended in 2015 to those who have been in the services at any point over the last 5 years. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of pupils and to ensure successful continuity of education for children of service families.
The School Aims and Values
Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential. As a result, we seek to meet the individual needs of every child, in order for them to develop fully. The ‘Pupil Premium’, along with all forms of school funding are carefully managed to ensure ‘best value’. This enables us to offer personalised support for children in a variety of ways.
Our priorities – 2021 - 2022
- Further, instilling resilience and self-efficacy in children.
- To develop staff understanding and practice around cognition and learning, specifically retrieval practice and dual coding so that children know more and can remember more.
- Establish and nurture links with local external organisations, encouraging attendance to extra-curricular groups and clubs including youth cafés, young leader groups, after school clubs and other wider activities (when appropriate and in line with COVID-19 regulations).
- Provide further opportunities to be responsible in school by widening opportunities for children to take a lead role in different aspects of the school community.
- Continuation of targeted academic programmes with a focus on language, vocabulary and comprehension.
Click on the documents below to see how we plan to spend our pupil premium funding in the current academic year and how it has been spent - and its impact - in past academic years.