Pupil Premium is additional government funding to help schools to close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. This funding is allocated to schools based on the number of full time pupils who are either eligible for Free School Meals (based on ‘Ever-6’ data), are in Local Authority care or are children of service families on role at the time of the annual January census in schools.
When considering the use of Pupil Premium funding it is important to remember that the challenges and barriers faced by children and their families will be varied and often complex. Common barriers faced by FSM groups are; weak language/communication skills, behaviour difficulties, lack of support at home, punctuality/attendance issues and lack of confidence.
The key objective of the Pupil Premium Grant is to enable to narrowing of the gap between pupil groups. Our aim is to ensure that children make accelerated progress through targeted interventions, to reach age related expectations as they move through school.
Through careful and thorough data analysis and a range of assessment principles we will endeavour to maximise the impact of our Pupil Premium Grant spending.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we spent the allocated funding during the academic year 2016/17. There is also a link to details as to how we are spending the current year's allocation.
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