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School will re-open after summer holiday on Tuesday 4th September 2018 with Breakfast Club at 8.15 am. Have a lovely break

Pupil Premium

This section contains reports outlining how the 'Pupil Premium' money is being used to enrich the learning experiences and levels of achievement of children in our school.

The Pupil Premium funding gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, from Reception to Y11.
Pupil Premium funding of £625 million in April 2011 was introduced to give schools £400 per year for:-
1. Every child that was registered as eligible for Free School Meals
2. Children that have been Looked After for 6 months or longer

From April 2012, funding was extended to:
 "all children eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years."

In 2013 2014, funding was increased to £1.875 billion. As a result, the amount that each eligible child attracted in funding was raised to £900.

All pupils in Primary Education also attract an additional £53. This means that schools will get a total of £953 for each Primary Pupil in 2013 2014.

In 2014 2015, the funding will be £2.5billion. The premium will rose at this point to £1300 per Primary Pupil that is eligible. The amount per Looked After Child (ie in care for 1 day or more, are adopted or leave care under a Guardianship or Residence order) is £1,900. This is why it is vitally important that you share with us information if you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium - if you are in receipt of certain benefits this may be the case. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE OFFICE IF YOU ARE ATALL UNSURE.


For any child that has been adopted, is Looked After (under foster care) or is a child of Forces Personnel the school is eligible for additional funding . PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU THINK ANY OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES MAY APPLY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

School Accountability

The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision children need. OFSTED inspections report on how schools use the funding to affect the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Performance Tables also hold schools accountable, with data on
1. The attainment of pupils who attract the funding
2. The progress made by these pupils
3. The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

We reward schools whose use of Pupil Premium has significantly improved the attainment of disadvantaged pupils with Pupil Premium Awards. As you are aware, we were North East winners for the effective use of Pupil Premium in 2014.

For more information please see 

Department For Education