What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Statement of Intent
At Watlington Primary School, we aim to use our Pupil Premium Grant in order to support both the academic and social development of the children in our care. We understand that needs and costs will differ depending on the barriers to learning being addressed. As such, we do not automatically allocate personal budgets per student in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. Instead, we identify the barrier to be addressed and the interventions or approaches required - whether in small groups, large groups, the whole school or as individuals - and allocate a budget accordingly. When making these decisions, we consider children’s:
Enrichment and engagement
Effective intervention strategies are then used in order to close gaps in the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, particularly within English and maths. These strategies are routinely evaluated and analysed, as is the impact upon pupil attainment.
Who is entitled Pupil Premium?
Schools receive the following funding:
a special guardianship order
a child arrangements order,
being in local authority care for 1 day or more
being recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
Please read the pupil premium summary report and pupil premium policy below which gives details of our Pupil Premium funding and how we effectively use allocated funding to best support the children who are eligible.