What is pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM); this will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Those children looked after by the local authority (LAC), or who have been adopted from care, the children of armed service personnel, this will also include service children who have been eligible for service funding in the last 5 years (known as Ever 5 measure).
The intended purpose of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment through targeted support for these vulnerable children.
Why should I apply?
- Depending on the category of your entitlement, your child will have access to a range of benefits such as: free school milk, support in academic learning and free school meals when in the Junior School.
- Application, eligibility and benefits for Pupil Premium are handled discretely, confidentially and flexibly. For example: if you choose not to access Free School Meals, you may still wish your child to receive other benefits.
- Funding for Pupil Premium ranges from £300 for Service Children, £1,320 for FSM and £1,500 for LAC. This funding is received for up to six years. With this additional funding comes additional expectations and accountability. We are rigorous in tracking the impact of this funding on our Pupil Premium children to ensure improved outcomes.
Apply via the office team or click on the link below.
Our driving principles
- Whole-school ethos of attainment for all.
- There is a culture of high expectations for all pupils with a belief and drive from all staff that disadvantaged pupils can succeed.
- All staff understand their key role in supporting disadvantaged pupils.
- Behaviour and attendance are outstanding and relationships between staff and pupils are the key to success for all.
- Attendance is monitored closely and where appropriate strategies are implemented to support this.
- Teaching and learning is enriched by high quality teaching and first hand experiences which meet individual learning needs
- Personalised profiles are used to ensure barriers are overcome so that disadvantaged pupils can benefit from enrichment, emotional wellbeing and interventions support them to succeed.
- Learning gaps and misconceptions are identified and addressed
- The transition process for disadvantaged pupils is carefully planned and implemented.