Since 2011-2012 schools have been allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years, or have been looked after continuously for more than six months. Funding has also been allocated for pupils whose parents serve in the armed forces.
Barriers to Educational Achievement
Current research suggests:
Disadvantaged children have less developed literacy skills than those from more prosperous households.
By the age of three, children from the most prosperous households have heard 30 million more words than children from disadvantaged household. Children from disadvantaged households are more likely to require speech and language support.
Children from disadvantaged households are more likely to require additional support in personal and social skills and emotional well-being.
The Documents available for viewing and download at the bottom of the page provide information on how the school has spent its pupil premium funding and the impact of that expenditure.
For more information please contact the school and ask to speak to our Headteacher who has responsibility for pupil premium: Mr Matthew Clark.
The governor responsible for pupil premium funding: Mrs Jenny Holter
Pupils who receive the pupil premium are well-supported. Funding is used to enhance their learning through employing extra teachers and providing extra support from teaching assistants; this ensures that they have the same opportunities as other pupils.
(Ofsted July 2015)