Pupil premium money is funding the school gets according to how many children have Free School Meals or are in care. In the UK, these children often do less well at school. We have used it to employ further teaching assistants to give better child to adult ratios, given some children 1-1 support from teachers, run after school clubs for reading and writing and withdrawal of children for small group work so they would make further progress. We also set up a nurture group and lunchtime club to support children. At the end of the year, all children had taken part in some kind of extra support and all made good progress. We have continued with booster groups throughout school, ran after school clubs for reading, writing and maths and purchased an ICT program to target basic literacy skills. We have continued with the nurture group, and provided all children with a free maths set to practise maths at home with parents and carers.
By the end of Y2, the children qualifying for pupil premium did better than children nationally. We are very proud of this. Want to see our policy on the use of the Pupil Premium?
If you child qualifies for free school meals, download an application form and bring it into school. It could make a real difference to their progress.