Schools receive additional funding for the following pupils:
- Pupils have been eligible for free school meals during the last six years
- Pupils who are looked after by the local authority or who are in care
- Pupils from families where a parent serves in the armed forces.
This money is known as Pupil Premium (PP). Schools are charged with using Pupil Premium funding to ‘close the gap’ between the attainment of those children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those living in families with incomes above the low-income threshold.
The school aims to use Pupil Premium funding to ensure that children in need:
- Receive support to be in a position of social and emotional readiness to learn
- Receive support to achieve well academically
- Receive support to achieve expected progress across each Key Stage
- Have access to holiday clubs
- Have access to extra-curricular activities
- Receive support for the purchase of School Uniform and for school trips/visits
The school provides ‘quality first’ teaching for all its pupils
Ashfield Park School will publish details of the Pupil Premium Strategy Report online annually. This will be reviewed at the end of each academic year. This Strategy Report aims to detail information on how Pupil Premium has been used within school. Attainment and progress of pupils who receive PP will be detailed as well as the interventions that are in place which are designed to ‘close the gap’. The expenditures will also be listed as part of the Strategy Report/Strategy Review. Regular updates will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the Governing Body by the Lead PP teacher, SLT and/or the Headteacher. The Pupil Premium Strategy will be a working document used in school throughout the year and AHTs and SENCO/Inclusion Lead Teacher will regularly review interventions and report on the impact of provision.