Pupil Premium Funding…..What is it?
At Holywell, we work hard to provide a rich and stimulating curriculum which provides opportunities for all pupils to achieve their potential. We ensure that all children have access to Quality First Teaching and Learning within the classroom.
Pupil Premium Funding is additional funding used for those children who are considered to be at a disadvantage. These children are pupils who either claim or have claimed free school meals at any point in the last six years (referred to as Ever 6 children) and pupils in care (referred to as LAC – Looked After Children) or who left care through adoption or another formal route. National figures show that these groups of children do not achieve as well as their peers academically and the Pupil Premium Funding enables schools to put additional support in place in order to remove any inequalities.
Barriers to learning in our setting include the following:
- Limited or poor support at home
- Learning difficulties or SEND
- Language / EAL
All schools are tasked to diminish the difference between disadvantaged children and others in terms of attainment. We are required to publish Pupil Premium spending on our website. All strategies are rooted in previous successful practice, the work of the Education Endowment Fund and other research which explores how self-esteem and high aspirations can impact favorably upon attainment and progress.
You can read our Pupil Premium Policy Statement by clicking on the link below.
Pupil Premium Spending 2017-18
Pupil Premium Spending 2016 – 17
Pupil Premium Spending 2015-16
Previous Pupil Premium Funding