The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
It was first introduced in April 2011 and since then, the amount schools and academies receive has increased. The government has used Free School Meals (FSM) children, Looked after children (LAC) and those with a defense force background as indicators as disadvantage although we recognise that not all of these children will be 'disadvantaged'.
The amount of funding allocated is based on the number of pupils on roll who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6). Please see the 'School Lunches' section of the website for more information if you think your child may be eligible to receive free school meals.
We allocate our Pupil Premium funding to various initiatives and provisions to ensure pupils reach their full academic and social potential. We have identified the following potential barriers to education achievement: lack of parental support / restricted range of language / poor school readiness with regard to diet, sleep or space to do homework / low self-belief. Out plan aims to address these areas and reduce these barriers for the children.
We will measure the effect of our pupil premium strategy through our assessment and pupil progress meetings.
We will next review our Pupil Premium work in October 2019.
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