Pupil Premium Funding & Strategy

The purpose of Pupil premium is (government) funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. (Government 2021) Disadvantage may be financial and/or social, also describing children with a social worker and those who are in care (looked after children). Although children are not allocated an individual budget school must use the funding to improve teaching and learning experiences for disadvantaged children with the ultimate aim of reducing any school related barriers to future success.


Ultimate Aims for Our (Disadvantaged) Pupils:

· To provide an education which will enable our children to flourish academically, personally and socially in the present, near and distant future;

· To have confidence and aspiration which will facilitate success;

· To enjoy learning and embrace challenge;

· To develop a love of reading which will inspire our pupils to continue reading and therefore learning in the future.

· To receive an education which enriches their cultural and moral development;

The EEF’s Pupil Premium Guide recommends schools adopt a tiered model which focus on:

  • high-quality teaching

  • targeted academic support

  • wider strategies

Our strategy will be underpinned by the following principles:

• Teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils and will include high quality professional development for teaching staff to ensure high quality teaching for all

• When identifying our disadvantaged and vulnerable learners we will not only consider eligibility for free school meals as many of our most socio economically disadvantaged pupils are not in receipt of the ‘premium’ (not free school meals/ever 6)

• Following DfE guidance School does not allocate an individual budget allocated per ‘pupil premium/free school meals’ child

• Identification of the specific challenges faced by our disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils using a range of data sources including:

· Pupil survey / voice

· Teacher survey / voice

· Diagnostic assessment undertaken by teaching staff

· Attendance data (particularly focussed on those pupils falling into the Persistent Absentee group)

· Pupil outcomes (work, responses to questions)

· Pira, Read, write Inc phonics and Rising Stars Maths assessments

• Our approach will take a longer term approach (3 year) understanding that quality provision takes at least 4 terms to have sustainable impact and also taking into account the ongoing impact of the covid pandemic.

Our strategy plan is written in consultation with teaching staff, including the Designated Safeguarding lead, Senco, Key Stage and Leaders of English.


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020 - 2021+ Click on the top right-hand side of the document to view larger

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21.pdf