The Government gives additional funding to schools for all children entitled to free school meals. This is called Pupil Premium and is £1345 for the academic year 2020-21. Each entitled pupil receives this for a minimum of 6 years.
We ensure that the money is spent wisely and that children who require additional help with their learning benefit from the additional funding.
As with all children, the progress of Pupil Premium children is carefully monitored and any concerns are raised at Pupil Progress Meetings which are held each term. Every Pupil Premium child is discussed at every Pupil Progress Meeting.
At the end of the academic year 2017-18 our interventions over the course of the year had an 80% success rate. In 2018-19 interventions had a 76% success rate.
Below are the strategies for how we plan to spend our pupil premium funding.