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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information – updated May 2021

 

What is the Pupil Premium and how do we spend it?

Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget and depends on the number of “looked after” children (children in care) in school as well as those who have registered for ‘free school meals’. Schools are free to decide how to spend this money to support the pupils that it’s allocated to. For the 2020-21 financial year we received £177,131 in pupil premium funding.

Some pupil premium children need to catch up academically, some need social and emotional support - and some pupil premium children achieve very well and we offer other support in the form of opportunities which their parents might not otherwise be able to afford.

 

 

 

Impact

Past data for our pupil premium children indicates that the gap between pupil premium children's attainment and non pupil premium children is narrowing for age related and higher level reading and higher level writing. Maths is variable and writing at the age related level is an area of focus.

It has been difficult to compare the attainment of pupil premium children to non- pupil premium nationally during the pandemic.

 

How will we measure the impact of our work with pupil premium children this year?

We will check children's levels of attainment termly, monitor progress through ongoing teacher assessment and our pupil and family support staff, Special Needs Co-ordinator and teaching staff regularly feed back to the headteacher informally and during termly pupil progress meetings. Our school tracker also tracks pupil premium children as a group. Of course SATS data in the summer is our final measure once things are back to normal post-pandemic.

 

Our pupil premium strategy is reviewed every year in the autumn term.

 

Please see our Pupil Premium Strategy

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
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