Pupil Premium is funding which is allocated to schools based on the number of children eligible for free school meals (currently or in the last 6 years). This also includes children who are currently looked after or have been adopted out of care.
This extra funding is aimed at improving life chances for children from less advantaged backgrounds with the aim of raising attainment in reading, writing and maths and providing the same opportunities as their peers.
Two teaching assistants work with the children to give additional classroom support and provide specific interventions in both academic and holistic subjects. Financial support ensures that the children are able to participate in activities such as residential trips, school trips, music lessons and sports clubs.
The Pastoral Support officer, School Counsellor and other specially trained members of staff also support children with their additional needs. They are closely monitored in their attainment, attendance and emotional development throughout the year and are provided with additional support when necessary.
We closely monitor the spending of this premium and the impact it is making. For more details about the allocation of pupil premium in school, and the impact of the spending, please take a look at the document page: