The Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils, on roll, that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last 6 years. Schools have the freedom to spend the premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Schools have a responsibility to report on their use of the Pupil Premium grant.
To see our Pupil premium report and action plan for 2020/2021 please view or download here Pupil premium action plan 20-21.
Catch Up Funding
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. (www.Gov.uk)
We are using our catch up funding to re-engage pupils in outdoor learning and developing communication and interaction opportunities across the school.
Our enhanced Outdoor education includes additional Forest School sessions and more adventurous activities provided by the Calvert Trust. Have a look at the pupil’s Calvert adventures in our photo gallery.
The Education Endowment Foundation recognises the very positive impact that adventurous activities can have both on academic progress and self-esteem ‘Overall, studies of adventure learning interventions consistently show positive benefits on academic learning’ | Education Endowment Foundation |