Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is additional to main school funding and is provided to support children from low income families and looked after children. Schools also receive some additional funding for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces. The DfE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based on our knowledge of our pupils’ needs. We will be held to account for how we have used the funding to support children from low income families and the impact that support has had.
All children in school are regarded as individuals and treated as special and unique. We recognise that the needs of children vary as they move through the school and we seek to meet their needs in the best way we can. It is recognised that sometimes children have particular needs that require additional support in school. Such needs will always be discussed with parents, and the school will seek to ensure there is appropriate support given to children to meet the identified need. Parents are encouraged to raise any concerns about a child’s educational or social need with their child’s class teacher at any point in the year.