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Pupil Premium

The school is given an amount of money each year called Pupil Premium to support vulnerable children who meet specific National criteria (ie children who are eligible for Free School Meals or who have been in the past)

Barriers to learning:
In our school, approximately 44% of these children have SEN so need additional support to make expected progress each year.
Other children are not able to take part in extra curricular activities, after school clubs, residential visits etc and the Pupil Premium funds enable the children to take part in everything we have to offer.
Because of the special circumstances of some pupils, Pupil Premium money is used to enable children to take part in activities that help social interaction.


For the financial year of 2014 -15, we were given £11,700 for 9 children.
For the financial year of 2015 - 16, we were given £10,560 for 8 children.
For the financial year of 2016 - 17 we were given  £11,880 to support 9 children.

For the  financial year of 2017 - 18 we were  given £15,680 to support 11 children.

For the financial year 2018-19  - we were given 23,450 to support 18 children 

For the financial year 2019-20 - we were given 30,660 to support 20 children 

During the financial year 20 - 21 we have been given 27,210 to support 18 children.  We currently have 25 PP children on roll. 

A review of the impact of the money spent takes place at the end of each academic year and is reported to Governors

The Pupil Premium money is used to support a range of programmes taught by teachers and teaching assistants to ensure that the group of targeted children make good progress in line with all children. Funding has been allocated to enable children to 'keep up' with their peers by providing 1:1 support or small group support in the afternoons on programmes such as Read Write Inc, Lifeboat, Write Dance, Progression in Phonics, additional reading and comprehension support including Cracking Comprehension, emotional support and catch up maths support. Teaching assistants are timetabled to support underachieving children as well as those receiving Pupil Premium funding. Interventions are evaluated for impact on a half termly basis. The targeted support aims to move children forward by a year in an academic year. We aim to ensure that vulnerable children make at least expected progress during a year and those without SEN are at least entering or working within expectations for their age group.

In some circumstances we also choose to spend the money on subsidising residential visits and school trips for this group of children to ensure they are able to access the wide range of extra curricular activities this school has to offer.

We are committed to raising standards for every child and invest resources and time to ensure that every child receives the support and challenge they require to succeed, in our 'Every Child Matters' approach.

Please see the attached document which details the impact of the Pupil Premium money on raising standards at our school.

Pupil Premium Statement 2020-21