What is Pupil Premium funding?
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to pupils from low-income families and those who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been in the last six years (Ever 6). The funding is also allocated to pupils who have been in the care of the Local Authority for more than six months, are adopted under the Adoption and Children's Act 2002 and have care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order. Pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces are also eligible for funding.This funding aims to raise attainment and progress in the identified groups of pupils and close the attainment and progress gap between their peers.
Many children and families in our community qualify for additional funding through Pupil Premium Grant. This funding is provided directly to the school to support any children who are eligible - helping them to access every opportunity offered to their non free school meal peers.
Children entitled to Pupil Premium make up 6.5% of our school roll and of those, 29% have additional SEND. We are also aware that there are a number of families who do not access or qualify for this grant but experience levels of hardship that make life more challenging. These children and their families are also considered and we ensure that we offer equal opportunities to all.
Successful Strategies that we implement
The reports below detail how we use the Pupil Premium Grant to support our pupils: