What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. The government have used pupils entitled to free school meals as an indicator for deprivation and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupils based on the number of pupils eligible for FSM. This fixed amount will increase annually during this present government. At Stranton Primary School, we will be identifying the pupils who are eligible for FSM as our target children to narrow the gap in their attainment.
Statement of Intent
Our intention is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and achieve high attainment across all subject areas. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers.
We will consider the challenges faced by vulnerable pupils, such as those who have a social worker and young carers. The activity we have outlined in this statement is also intended to support their needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not.
High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that non-disadvantaged pupils’ attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers.
Our approach will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage. The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils excel. To ensure they are effective we will:
- Act early to intervene so that disadvantaged children reach their potential
- Work to raise the aspirations of all disadvantaged children
- Adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils ‘ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve.
- Develop the life chances of all disadvantaged children
- Enrich the lives of disadvantaged children by developing their cultural capital and wider curriculum experiences.
Pupil Premium Allocation
Please read our Pupil premium Strategy Statements below to see how we effectively deploy our Pupil Premium funding for the needs of all pupils.
Pupil Premium Support Fund
Stranton Primary School also hold a Pupil Premium Support Fund. If you are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and would like to apply to the fund (perhaps for new uniform, to subsidise trips etc) please use the confidential online form below.