The Pupil Premium Grant is funding in addition to the school's budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vunerable pupils. The funding was introduced in April 2011 and can be used to support children who have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years (Ever 6), as well as those children who have been Looked After for longer than six months and service personnel In 2013/2014, the school received £74,000, in 2014/15, £ 116, 000. For the academic year 15/16 the school has been allocated £132,000.
In 2014/15, the Pupil Premium was used in a variety of ways. These included:
Specialist Teacher input
Additional Teaching Assistant support to deliver personalised intervention programmes
Employing a Pastoral Learning Mentor to support vulnerable children and their families
Examples of impact in 2014/15 include:
Identified pupils made at least expected progress
The school plans to continue with these strategies during 2015/2016
Next Steps (Autumn Term 2015/16)
Target: To use the Pupil Premium funding grant effectively in order to narrow the gap in attainment for those vulnerable children and those in receipt of the funding.