The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
In school this money is allocated for initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.
At Brookland Infant and Nursery School we are committed to raising the attainment and progress of all our children and diminishing the difference between our disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children. We have a shared ethos, which promotes high levels of wellbeing and inspires children to be the best that they can be. We are committed to equality of opportunity and have high expectations for all. We identify potential barriers to learning and use research-based interventions and carefully target support to address them. We rigorously monitor the impact of the interventions on children’s’ progress and attainment and adapt our approach when necessary. Through the development of strong parental partnerships from Nursery through to the end of Year 2, highly effective teaching, a variety of learning opportunities and experiences along with targeted interventions for children when needed, we strive to ensure all our children reach their full potential. By the time our disadvantaged pupils leave us, they make rapid progress from their starting points and leave fully prepared for the next stage of their learning.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.