Pupil Premium 2017 – 2018
What is the purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant?
Pupil premium funding is granted to schools to address underachievement and improve outcomes for disadvantaged (either by circumstances or financial hardship) pupils. We know from national data that this group of pupils underachieves at every stage from 5 to 16 years when compared with other pupils. The aim of this document is to show you how we are spending the grant in ways that will help to ensure that disadvantaged pupils fulfil their potential and do at least as well as their non-disadvantaged peers with similar starting points within the school and nationally.
Disadvantaged pupils fall under 3 categories:
Pupils who are in receipt, or have ever been in receipt of, free school meals.
Looked after or adopted children.
If you feel your child may benefit from this grant please contact Mrs Karen Potts in the school office for assistance in applying. (01872 552648) You will only have to fill out the form once and all claims are treated with confidence.
It is up to the school as how to best spend the Pupil Premium grant to ensure maximum impact for its pupils. However, the school is accountable for demonstrating the impact of their spending.
In creating our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017-18, we looked at a range of research to ensure that our approach to spending is underpinned by evidence and good practice. The EEF Toolkit provides us with clear evidence-based research of the most and least successful strategies and this information has formed the basis of our plan.
We have high expectations of all our children and believe in a culture of high aspiration and achievement for all and are dedicated to ensuring that our most disadvantaged pupils achieve as well as their peers.
We believe that all children have the right to achieve and to become life-long learners.
In our school our dedicated Pupil Premium lead is Emma Lawton (Deputy Headteacher).