What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers.
Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
The Governors, Headteacher and senior leadership team make decisions around how the Pupil Premium is best spent. Often, all of the children in a class will reap some benefit from how we spend our pupil premium: for example, if the money is used to fund an additional teaching assistant who works across the whole class, rather than providing one-to-one support. But research shows that the fund does help to narrow gaps between disadvantaged children and their peers, particularly in English and maths.
We have to demonstrate that we are using our pupil premium fund appropriately. This is measured through Ofsted inspections and annual performance tables.
You can download a breakdown of our Pupil Premium funding, how we spent it in the previous year and the positive outcomes we achieved to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.