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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report 

Pupil Premium Policy Statement

This policy should be read in line with our Mission Statement, Learning and Teaching Policy and our Equalities Policy.



  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils

  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed

  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged

  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time



The range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could include:


  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective assessment and accelerating progress

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning

  • Providing opportunities for helping children experiencing emotional issues so that they are ready to move forward with their learning.

  • 1-1 support

  • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies

  • creating opportunities for classroom staff to track pupil progress regularly and consider possible intervention to increase rates of progress e.g. pupil progress meetings

  • providing support to ensure that all children have access to the wider curriculum


Our work through the pupil premium will focus on providing for the whole child in order to accelerate progress, moving children to at least age related expectations. Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve a greater depth of learning.



It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff, to produce reports for the Governors on:


  • the progress made towards narrowing the gap for socially disadvantaged  pupils

  • an outline of the provision that was made since the last report

  • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support


The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.