Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24

Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is one way we address the inequalities between free school meals (FSM) or similarly disadvantaged children and their peers. In 2023-24, we have received  £42550 in Pupil Premium Grant to support this.

The first and most important measure for maximising pupil achievement is high-quality teaching. We support our teachers in many ways, for example with additional non-contact time, and challenge them to be ambitious for children’s learning, e.g. through Performance Management Objectives.

In addition, we provide targeted support for pupils based on their individual needs through intervention and booster sessions.

Some of our families deal with challenging circumstances including the following:

  • Social, emotional and mental health issues
  • Attendance
  • Speech, language and communication
  • Access to wider opportunities
  • Parental engagement and support

The Pupil Premium Grant is a powerful tool in helping to address inequalities associated with differences in Cultural CapitalWe use it to support Pupil Premium Grant children to play musical instruments, take part in all school trips and residential journeys and attend sports or other after-school clubs. We also use the Pupil Premium Grant to support children’s social, emotional and mental wellbeing through a robust pastoral offering such as ELSA sessions and nurture group and Forest School activities.

Aspects of our whole school approach to certain areas also ensure Pupil Premium Grant pupils benefit through access to non-fiction and classical literature, watch programmes such as ‘Newsround’ regularly and perform in a variety of settings.

Our philosophy for the use of this funding reflects the practices highlighted the NFER report, Supporting the Attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils.

(This report draws attention to the most successful schools having extensive social and emotional support strategies in place, with leaders who understand the link between attendance, behaviour and emotional support.)

More Information

Further information about the Pupil Premium is provided by the DfE on their website here.

Further performance data for the school is available from the DfE website here.