The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils. This includes children who have been registered for free schools meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years or are looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months. Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and other pupils, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the children who need it most. Our school also receives funding for service children and those adopted from care. We also receive Pupil Premium funding for some children in the lower Early Years.
As required, we are publishing online information regarding our Pupil Premium Strategy to support these children.
Total Pupil Premium Budget: £79.200
Next internal review: The school will do internal reviews each term to track the progress of the children and to ensure that the strategies in place are having an impact.
We will also do an annual review each October: using internal information, assessments and the unvalidated Raise Online report.
Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP, including high ability)
In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school)
- The oral and written language skills of many children are weak and this has an impact on both their writing and reading.
- Many of the children entering Early Years have limited language and communication skills and this impacts on their ability to access all areas of learning.
- The lack of language skills has impacted on children’s ability to understand and tackle problem solving in mathematics.
- Having a fixed mind set regarding their ability and need to challenge themselves both with the less able children and children with higher ability.
External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)
Some children need support at home through developing reading skills and helping them to broaden their vocabulary.