From 2011 schools were allocated additional funds known as ‘Pupil Premium’ to provide additional support or resources for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.
From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces, children who are looked after or children who have been adopted.
At the beginning of each financial year a Pupil Premium spend plan is created detailing how the school intends to spend the premium during the financial year ahead. At the close of each financial year, an evaluation of the success of the plan is made is created.
We received a letter from Sam Gyimah the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education to congratulate us on winning a local award in the key stage 2 category for the Pupil Premium Awards 2016.
An excerpt from the letter states:
"The reason that you have been selected is that you are one of the high achieving schools in the country in terms of the attainment and progress of our disadvantaged pupils since 2011. It is clear that you and your staff have provided your disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for secondary school. I would like to congratulate your governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and success, and thank you for your leadership in making such a difference to the future success of your pupils."
We are very happy that we have been recognised in this way as we always aim for the very best for all of our children.