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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

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.

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Our Pupil Premium Policy can be found here.

Please see the review of our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2016-2017 here and our predicted Pupil Premium spend for 2017-2018 here.

For last year's results for Pupil Premium, please see the outcomes section of our website.  To see our April 2018 review, please see here.



Our vision for the use of pupil premium funding at our school is to ensure that

  • All our children are motivated learners who receive great teaching in the classroom through Quality First Teaching;
  • We have a “no excuses” culture for children’s progress and attainment
  • Any interventions are timely, specifically targeted and support the children to make accelerated progress;
  • Our interventions are run by highly trained teachers and teaching assistants;
  • All our children play an active part in our school community through events, trips and other community events;
  • All families are actively engaged in their child’s education


We will do this by

  • Specific data collection and analysis for individual and groups of children;
  • Focussing on the quality of classroom learning and teaching at all times
  • Identification of any barriers to learning and tracking progress closely
  • Ensuring poor attendance is tracked and tackled with children and families
  • Making sure interventions are put swiftly into place when needed

We will know this by

  • Monitoring the quality of teaching, ensuring all children receive Quality First Teaching in the classroom and supporting our teachers to deliver this
  • Rigorously monitoring progress and interventions through data, observations and pupil voice
  • Close monitoring from governors, including tracking pupils through anonymised case studies
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