Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals and those who have been in continuous care for six months or more
The aim of the Pupil Premium is to ensure that the funding is targeted to disadvantaged pupils in order to tackle the risk of underachievement
From April 2012, the Pupil premium was extended to include children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years
Barriers to learning for pupil premium children might include historically challenging family circumstances, limited access to higher quality language, poor attendance, low expectations, narrow experience of life outside school, any of which might have impacted on their learning journey to date.
The school strategy is to allocate PPG to employ support staff to work with small groups and individuals. Funds are also used to purchase relevant teaching resources. On occasion, PPG is used to secure a whole class shared experience, in order to guarantee the participation of those in receipt of PPG.
If you think that your child might be eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium funding please take a look at https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/free-school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx, or come and speak to Mrs Elliott in confidence. The funding could have a significant impact on your child’s education.
We have 12 pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium funding from September 2021. This represents 6.3% of the pupil population. The school has received £20,485. This tables shows the intended allocation and desired impact of the funding.