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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given by the Government to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, and close the gap between them and their peers. Eligibility for free school meals is the main measure of deprivation, although the children of serving Armed Forces personnel and children in Care are also defined as Pupil Premium children.

Pupil Premium funding is granted to schools annually. The school receives an amount for each Pupil Premium child, depending on their eligibility category. Details of the Pupil Premium categories can be found by clicking here.  

The grant is spent for the purposes of the school in order to raise attainment and progress for Pupil Premium Pupils. Where pupils are exceeding expectations, enrichment/social activities will be provided for groups of Pupil Premium Pupils.

We aim to ensure that all pupils achieve their full potential at school. We help pupils overcome any disadvantage in order to fulfil their potential. To accelerate progress for Pupil Premium pupils, we build on existing all-school strategies focusing on providing high quality teaching, good attendance, pastoral care and targeted interventions including THRIVE, ELSA, Nessy, Lego therapy, Spelling Shed and tutoring for small groups of children in English and Maths. 

For each child who claims Free School Meals, the school will also receive Pupil Premium funding which is used to support and improve the learning of disadvantaged pupils.  Free School Meals can be claimed even if your child takes only the occasional school meal (or none at all) or if your child is in Reception / Year 1 / Year 2 and receives Universal Free School Meals. Please speak to Mrs McCosh if you are unsure whether you qualify for Free School Meals. Every successful claim unlocks extra funding for the school so please do consider doing this.