Our vision is to ensure that teaching and learning meets the needs of all pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils in vulnerable groups. This also includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils (FSM) are identified and strategies put in place to narrow the gap in their attainment.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered, or qualify, for free school meals. As a result we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or group of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Any group will be made up of FSM and non-FSM pupils with similar needs.

Range of Provision

Pupils working in small groups focussed on overcoming gaps in learning and meet individual targets.
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by trained TAs and qualified teachers.
Assistance from outside agencies with assessments. Pastoral or emotional support through nurturing activities. Financial assistance to allow full participation in school activities.

Measuring Success

By using the funds as described we aim to raise and improve pupils’ progress and achievement, attitude towards learning, wellbeing and self esteem. Progress will be monitored by tracking results at the end of autumn and spring terms and in June.