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Pupil Premium

What is pupil premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools, including:
    • special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
    • pupil referral units (PRUs - for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
  • academies and free schools, including:
    • special academies (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
    • alternative provision (AP) academies (for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
  • voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP), with local authority agreement
  • non-maintained special schools (NMSS - schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)

 

Pupil Premium Grant

Dinnington Community Primary School recognises that all children regardless of background should have equal access to a curriculum, which will enable them to reach their potential. The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-disadvantaged peers. The Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team of Dinnington Community Primary School accept the responsibility for the use of the school’s Pupil Premium Funding to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children in Local Authority care and their peers.  The funding will be used to remove barriers to learning and ensure each student participates fully in all aspects of school life and reaches his/her full potential

 

At Dinnington Community Primary School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. At least 70% of any group will be made up of FSM children
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time

 

 


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