The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between students eligible for free school meals (including looked-after children and those of armed forces personnel) and other students, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility. Schools are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils and have to report on the impact of the spending.
At Pensford Primary, we support all our students. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as well as additional support to enable the higher ability students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Our leadership team and governors ensure that the Pupil Premium is targeted and provides the best possible support to students that may be at a disadvantage.
Please note: due to the very small numbers of pupils receiving Pupil Premium, the % achievement figures can sometimes be misconstrued. If you have any queries regarding this data, please discuss this with the head teacher.