Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding allocated to schools to help address the underachievement of pupils from low income families. The Department for Education classifies a pupil as ‘disadvantaged’ if they meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Pupils in any year group from reception to year 11 that have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Looked-after children as defined in the Children Act 1989
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • Children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

Our Vision

Our school vision is to provide an exceptional education for all pupils, whether disadvantaged or not. We have a moral imperative to ensure that all pupils have the best possible start in life and so seek provide all pupils with equal opportunities to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially. To this end, we aim to ensure that:

  • every young person classified as ‘disadvantaged’ by the DfE benefits directly from the Pupil Premium funding that the school receives
  • any differences in outcomes between disadvantaged pupils and their peers are closely monitored using in-school reporting mechanisms
  • we recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children's achievement in school by engaging in school processes and recognising that parent involvement can make a difference

Barriers to achievement

National and in-school data shows that, as a group, pupils eligible for the pupil premium face barriers to educational attainment. Common barriers to underachievement include poor numeracy and/or literacy skills, below average attendance and low aspirations or emotional wellbeing.  

Addressing barriers

We recognise that every child is an individual and so we do not label pupils. We seek to tackle under performance wherever and whenever it occurs by working to understand pupils’ individual barriers to learning and then addressing these in lesson where possible.

Date of the next Pupil Premium Strategy Meeting

The date of our next all-through Pupil Premium strategy is 31st August 2018.

 

Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current year

  Pupils on roll Pupils eligible for grant %of pupil cohort Funding received
Primary 311 111 35.7% £146,250
Secondary 904 446 49.3% £417,010

The total amount of funding received in 2017/2018 was £563,530.00

 

Pupil Premium in the Primary Phase

Pupil Premium in the Secondary Phase