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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and Disadvantaged Pupils

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. This includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Research shows that these pupils underachieve compared to their peers. The pupil premium is provided to schools in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.

The range of ways we support disadvantaged children includes:

  • Quality teaching in class
  • Targeted teaching – focused feedback and teaching from teachers and teaching assistants
  • 1:1 support
  • Additional small group work
  • Half termly mentoring meetings with the class teacher, to which parents are invited
  • Financial support for visits and events
  • Support and signposting to other agencies for pupils with emotional needs
Success is based on how well the school can narrow the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. We judge our success on a range of indicators including:

  • Pupils receive early intervention
  • Disadvantaged pupils make good progress
  • Parents are engaged with the school and support their child
  • An effective system is in place for identifying, assessing and monitoring all aspects of pupil progress
  • The school has a positive ethos in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued and that the school supports pupils in becoming confident and independent learners.
In 2016-17 the impact of the additional support included:

  • Disadvantaged pupils made better progress than other pupils in English
  • Disadvantaged pupils made better progress than other pupils in maths in some year groups, but not all
  • In year 6 maths outcomes for disadvantaged pupils were at the national average for all pupils
  • Pupils feel well supported and name adults who help them.
  • Some parents of disadvantaged pupils are more engaged with their children’s learning. Assertive Mentoring meetings with parents are an established routine.
  • Outcomes for year 6 disadvantaged pupils was much higher than 2016 outcomes
  • An increase of 10% in disadvantaged pupils taking part in sports clubs
The pupil premium plan for this year and the report for last year can be found below, along with the Pupil Premium Policy.
 Pupil Premium Health Check March 2016

The school commissioned a review of provision for disadvantaged pupils. The report was very positive about:
  • the way the school identifies pupils’ learning needs
  • the focused support from teachers and teaching assistants - something that came through the recent parent questionnaires
  • working in partnership with parents
  • the progress disadvantaged pupils are making across the school

You can check whether your child qualifies for the pupil premium here.

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