The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools based on the number of children on the current roll who have been entitled to Free School Meals at any point during the past six years, or have been in the care of a Local Authority (‘Looked After’) continuously for more than six months.
Schools are charged with using Pupil Premium funding to ‘close the gap’ between the attainment of those children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those living in families with incomes above the low-income threshold. Some of the funding is used to offer support to those pupils who are at a disadvantage compared to their peers even if they are not eligible for a free school meal.
The school aims to employ Pupil Premium funding to ensure that children in need:
- Receive support to be in a position of social and emotional readiness to learn
- Receive support to achieve well academically
- Receive support to achieve at least two levels of progress across each Key Stage
- Have access to holiday clubs
- Have access to extra-curricular activities
- Receive support for the purchase of School Uniform
The school provides ‘quality first’ teaching for all its pupils.