The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to allocate this funding to best support the raising of the attainment of the most disadvantaged pupils. Our pupil premium funding this financial year is £99,000. We never confuse eligible pupils with low ability and strive to "bring out the best" in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels. Through the analysis of data we identify pupils that are underachieving and direct resources and support to accelerate progress and close the attainment gap. We also continue to review the impact of pupil premium spending in terms of the enjoyment and engagement of the pupils in their learning as well as the outcomes they reach. We strive to diminish any gaps between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils with respect to educational opportunities and attainment.
By the end of Key Stage 2 in 2016 disadvantaged pupils attained an average scaled score equal to the national score for other pupils in mathematics and made better progress in reading and mathematics than other pupils nationally. In addition, the percentage of disadvantaged pupils who attained the expected level in reading, writing and mathematics combined was similar to all pupils nationally.
By the end of Key Stage 1 in 2016 the attainment of disadvantaged pupils attaining at least the expected standard in all subjects for all EYFS groups was close to or above national figures for other pupils and the attainment of disadvantaged pupils attaining greater depth in all subjects for all EYFS development groups was close to or above national figures for other pupils.
"Pupils who are known to be disadvantaged do especially well and make good progress because of the early and effective support they receive."
OFSTED April 2017