We receive extra funding for certain groups of pupils including those eligible for free school meals.
This strategy sets out our use of this valuable funding.
Please see the 'Parents' section for more information on eligibility for free school meals. Children are now receiving free school meals in Reception and Key Stage 1. Even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 it is vital that you register eligibility for free school meals as our funding will be considerably more for your child.
Our Pupil Premium spending has been carefully planned to ensure that the most vulnerable pupils are given as much opportunity to succeed as our most advantaged. The impact of our Pupil Premium spending can be seen in the progress summary below. Our data shows that disadvantaged groups are making very good progress in writing across the school. They made very good progress in most classes in reading, extra support is being targeted for pupils in Y5 who were affected by instability during Y4. In maths some groups have made good progress. Maths is a priority for the school development plan this year. Already December's progress picture is showing an improvement for almost all groups. In some cases the pupil premium group are achieving above others or making more progress. This is a much more positive pattern than that seen nationally and we are proud of the achievement of our most vulnerable pupils.We are confident that money is spent well and benefits the most vulnerable.