Who is eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?
Specific funding is allocated to support the following groups of pupils:
- Pupils who are in receipt of or are eligible for free school meals.
- Pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the last six years
- Pupils who are or who have previously been looked after by the local authority
- Pupils whose parents work in the armed forces.
If you think that you might be eligible, we urge you to come and see us so that we can help you complete an application form, which is available from the School Office.
Principles of the Pupil Premium Funding:
‘All staff are working hard to ensure that the achievement gap between vulnerable groups of pupils and non-vulnerable groups is minimized and to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils. We allocate the money the school receives to remove academic and social barriers so that these pupils make progress at an equal rate to their peers. We endeavour to close the achievement gaps by helping these pupils make accelerated progress.
In making provision for pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged.
The Senior Leadership Team reserves the right to allocate Pupil Premium Funding to support any child or group of children that has been legitimately identified as needing additional support to achieve improved learning outcomes and/or their well-being as we recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Each intervention will be inclusive of children receiving the pupil premium grant.
The Pupil Premium Co-ordinator and phase leaders individually track all pupils and this data is used to analyse and identify priority groups and individual pupils so that pupil premium funding is adequately allocated to support those identified.