Pupil Premium Strategy
Schools are awarded additional funding through the Pupil Premium to ensure children from disadvantaged backgrounds do as well as their peers.
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
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.
At Hornbeam Primary School:
· We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the 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
· We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
· Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
How will we use the Pupil Premium this year?
Our 2021-2022 Pupil Premium Strategy document can be found here
How did we spend our Pupil Premium Funding in 2020-21
Previous Expenditure results:
As a result of this expenditure children in receipt of Pupil Premium achieved the following outcomes at the end of each Key Stage:
Outcomes for disadvantaged children at Hornbeam Primary School July 2019
In Key Stage 2
The average scaled score for our disadvantaged group in all subjects was higher than the average (100)
In Key Stage 1
Of the children that were able to be assessed
In the Early Years Foundation Stage