The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional government funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed services personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used and the impact of any work done.
Please find links to these documents on this page.
Impact of the Funding
In order to track the progress of children to whom the additional funding applies, all class teachers complete on going assessments which are monitored by the Assessment Coordinator and the wider Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
Every term, the staff meet with the SLT in Pupil Premium progress meetings where the progress of individual children is discussed and challenged to ensure they make good or better progress. Our lesson observations, learning walks and visits from our School Improvement Partner include a specific focus on the progress of children eligible for Free School Meals.
If you think you could be eligible for Free School Meals (even if your child is in Reception or Key Stage 1 and receives a universal free school meal) it is important that you confirm your eligibility to access this additional funding. Please see Mrs McLeary in the school office or telephone school on 0161 770 6711 for further details.