The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Children who have been entitled to receive Free School Meals, ‘Looked After Children’ and children whose parents are in the Armed Forces are all eligible for the funding. For more information from the Department of Education click here.
Schools can choose how to use their Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to identify the barriers facing their pupils and the provision that will support them. By meeting the needs of the most vulnerable, we are enabling the successful education of all children.
At Cleeve Prior CE Primary School, we have focused our additional Pupil Premium funding on:
- ensuring adequate deployment of Teaching Assistants to support children in receipt of the Pupil Premium to achieve their full academic potential.
- Providing support for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Providing support for Speech and Language
- enabling children, whose families may otherwise be unable to afford it, to partake in school trips, residential trips, music lessons and a wealth of other enrichment activities on a case-by-case basis.