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Pupil Premium

What is it used for?

Pupil Premium funding is intended to address the historic underachievement of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in this country.

By giving schools additional money when they have families from disadvantaged backgrounds, the Government is seeking to ‘close the gap’ in achievement, meaning that any student from any background should be able to achieve at a high level. The money is intended to support schools to ensure this happens for students in their care.

These children include:

- Pupils entitled to free school meals

- Pupils who have ever been entitled to free school meals

- Pupils who are looked after by the local authority or who have been adopted, have a special guardianship order, have a child arrangements order or have a residence order

- Pupils of armed forces personnel

As a school we understand that not all socially disadvantaged pupils will be eligible for free school meals, for example those without recourse to public funds, and we reserve the right to allocate pupil premium funding to those children we identify as socially disadvantaged.

How is the impact monitored?

Assessment procedures at Layer de-la-Haye Primary are robust and we are relentless in monitoring and evaluating the progress of all children.

This is done in our pupil progress meetings each term, where we identify any child who is not on track or has not made adequate progress, and then put in place targeted support for them. Children eligible for Pupil Premium funding are identified through this process and support mapped to the range of resources the school has to offer.

Other initiatives and wider strategies, designed and implemented to support Pupil Premuim beyond academic attainment and progress, is also carefully monitored and reviewed as part of our on-going self-evaluation.


Please select the link below to read our current Pupil Premium Strategy for this academic year:

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