Schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
Pupil Premium is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress.
The Government provides additional funding for certain groups of pupils:
Pupil premium is not based on ability. Research shows that the most academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are most at risk of under-performing. Schools should focus on these pupils just as much as pupils with low results.
The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant. Service Pupil Premium is used mainly to provide pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium. This is because school leaders are best-placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use funding to improve attainment.
We aim for every single one of our pupil premium funded children to reach at least national expectations in all areas. As a minimum, we want this group to achieve above the level at which all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally achieve. We also want the attendance of our pupil premium funded children to exceed the attendance of all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.
KEY PRINCIPLES FOR USING THE PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT AT WALFORD NURSERY & PRIMARY SCHOOL:
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.