The DfE has allocated funding to every school to address inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and other children. The following is a quote from the DfE website: ‘Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.’

The Pupil Premium Grant is not ‘ring-fenced’ and schools are free to spend it as they wish but need to demonstrate that the expenditure is contributing to closing performance gaps between children who experience social disadvantage and others. The grant is intended to benefit children who are currently in school. Reports are written annually and data is reviewed. Please see the reports attached below.

Highlights of Pupil Premium funding between 2021-2022 

  1. By the end of KS2, disadvantaged pupils’ progress in Reading measured 2.96 (National was -0.6)
  2. By the end of KS2, disadvantaged pupils’ progress in Writing measured 4.18 (National was -0.5)
  3. By the end of KS2, disadvantaged pupils’ progress in Maths measured 6.11 (National was -0.7)
  4. There is no significant difference in the attendance of our PP children and non PP children
  5. From internal data, there is no significant difference in the attainment in Reading from Y1 – Y6 between Pupil Premium (PP) Children and non PP children
  6. From internal data, there is no significant difference in the attainment in Writing from Y1 – Y6 between PP Children and non PP children

Pupil Premium Report 23-24

Pupil Premium Report 22-23

Pupil Premium Report 21-22