The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is a means to address potential inequalities between pupils eligible for free school meals and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Pupil Premium is allocated to individual schools, per free school meal pupils, and it is for schools to decide how this money is best spent.
Pupil Premium 2016-17
In the financial year 2016 – 2017, we had an income of £47,967 for 52 pupils.
School has the freedom to spend this money in a way that will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
We use our current funding as an integral part of the overall school budget.
• School is able to subsidise a Breakfast Club for pupils. This is a response to the problem of many pupils arriving without having had breakfast and then unable to participate in the curriculum.
• School is able to timetable 1:1 literacy and numeracy withdrawl support for targeted pupils.
• School is currently undergoing a complete ICT refresh, whereby all computers will be replaced. Funding can provide additional specific equipment based on need eg. laptops to aid pupils with dyslexia.
• School has enhanced the Outdoor Education curriculum, to encompass the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Increased time and activities have been introduced including rock climbing and water based activities.
• We have recently purchased two new minibuses to facilitate and enhance the learning of our pupils.