The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Why has it been introduced?
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 disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online.
How can it be used?
Pupil premium can be used in a wide range of ways that can enhance the learning and experiences for children. Such as:
Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom.
Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes.
Running catch-up sessions before or after school, for example for children who need extra help with maths or literacy.
Running a school breakfast club to improve attendance.
Providing extra tuition for able children who receive the pupil premium, for example in preparation for SATs.
Funding educational trips and visits.
Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.
Investing in resources that boost children’s learning, such as laptops or tablets.
Below is the pupil premium report, this report is multiple pages long. Please the arrows at the bottom of the document to view all of the pages.
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