Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018
What is the Pupil Premium?
The government introduced a Pupil Premium Payment in September 2011. Its aim is to increase achievement and aspiration for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The types of barriers they face may be economic (for example as a result of parents not working) or aspirational (for example families who have not had access to higher education). The government gives this payment to schools for all children who receive Free School Meals (or have been entitled to them over the last 6 years) and for Looked-After Children (children in the care of the local authority). However, please rest assured that even if your child is not entitled to Pupil Premium, but needs any of the provision described below we will make sure they receive it and fund it from the general budget.
The government asks us to look at barriers which affect PP children and we have done so. However please note that in our school many of these barriers also affect children who are not in receipt of Pupil Premium and also that we see each child as an individual and do not generalise about the effect of these barriers.
Despite these barriers we are lucky in our school to have children who work hard and families who aim high and do their very best to support their children and us.
To see a detailed plan of exactly how and where this grant is spent in our school, as well as the expected impact, please click here.