The Pupil Premium 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, those looked after by the local authority, or previously looked after and the children of armed service personnel. 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 children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Please see our Pupil Premium Statement via the link below:
Barriers to Learning:
We have identified that children in receipt of PPG sometimes have speech and language needs and/or a more limited vocabulary; they may need support with early reading or language acquisition; they may read less and often have less confidence in their own academic abilities or sense of self. The children may not have access to wider experiences within the arts, sports and outdoor activities, or participate in more cultural events. Some of our children in receipt of PPG have greater Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, for example they may have experienced early trauma or have an increased level of anxiety which can become a barrier to learning.
Strategy and Objectives - What we aim to achieve:
Having identified key areas of need and potential barriers to learning, as outlined above, we set objectives in line with the School Improvement Plan and review these to ensure impact.
Our strategy, each academic year, centres around inclusion, aspiration and experience for all children, in line with our vision for education - 'To Inspire, Enable and Educate for Life in all its Fullness.'
The impact of actions and spending is monitored and evaluated by our Pupil Premium Governor as well as within the Curriculum School Improvement and SEND, Safeguarding and Equality Committee meetings. It is also reported to Full Governors.
Pupil Premium Plan & Review
Funding for 2021 to 2022
From April 2021, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,345 for primary-aged pupils
£955 for secondary-aged pupils
Schools will also receive £2,345 for each looked-after pupil who:
are defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority or have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
Schools will also receive £310 for pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.