In 2016, at the end of KS2, 67% of pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding attained expected standards in reading, writing and maths; 17% attained a higher standard.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals and children who had been continuously looked after for more than six months.
The extra funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the gap between children from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low income families and the other target groups.
Ofsted 2012 reported, ‘The school has narrowed the gaps in achievement between all pupils and those for whom it receives extra funding (the pupil premium). It does this by carefully providing extra adult support and specialist one-to-one tuition where necessary to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.’
In 2015 we were delighted to receive a £1,000 award from the DfE recognising the achievement and progress of our most disadvantaged children since 2011. We were delighted to receive a Pupil Premium Award again in 2016 for being one of the high achieving schools in the country in terms of the attainment and progress of our disadvantaged pupils. Please click on the links below to read the press release and award letters from the Department for Education.
Please click on the links below to read our full report of spend and impact of Pupil Premium funding and our Pupil Premium Strategy.
If you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please click on the link below for further information. Even if your child already receives a free school meal because they are in Reception or Key Stage 1, your application will generate additional funding for school which can then be used to support your child.