What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a payment made to schools by the Government. It makes up part of the school’s funding, is received into our budget and is made available for use throughout the whole school. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
Main Barriers to achievement
- Low prior attainment on entry to school, in particular in the prime areas of learning of PSED, CL and PD
- Limited social skills – low resilience and confidence
- High EAL in more recent years
- Attendance issues particularly with persistent absentees.
- Limited enrichment opportunities out of school: Lack of “cultural capital”
- High mobility of pupils
- 54.05% (120 children) (5/2/2020) of children are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), compared to 23% for state-funded primary schools nationally (figures 2019)
Allocation Spend to address barriers
- Additional support adults and specialist teachers to accelerate learning including additional teaching to ensure learning during PPA time is maximised.
- Additional Speech and Language provision including Teaching Assistant support and education phycologist support
- Support for Breakfast and After School Club to ensure a good start to the day.
- Subsidising enhancement activities such as residentials and educational visits.
- Targeted support for pupils with low attendance.