Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 as additional funding to help schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The funding applies to children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children, and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. Due to the numbers on roll we are unable to disclose any additional information.
From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2016-2017:
Down Ampney C of E Primary School’s Pupil Premium funding is well targeted and the progress of pupils is regularly monitored to ensure that funding is meeting its objectives. We do this by:
- Staff and parents sharing a common goal of raising achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium;
- Devising an overall package of support aimed to tackle a whole range of barriers including: attendance, behaviour, improving the quality of teaching and learning, parental engagement, and external factors;
- Deploying assessment systems to track and identify pupils who are under achieving and the potential reasons why;
- Gathering and analysing data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.