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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information – updated Dec 2022.


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. 

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.





Our pupil premium children data for 2022 compares very positively with the national picture - but we still want more for our children! Our KS2 pupil premium data is above the national picture in reading, grammar, punctuation & spelling and maths. We would like to raise standards further in writing and science, which are in line with/ slightly below. 

It is difficult to identify trends with the current data, 2019 and 2022 being the only recent data available due to the pandemic and strong advice being given for schools not to try to compare current data with 2019.



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