“The school has been highly successful in its work with pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and those who have special educational needs or disability. These pupils make good progress across the curriculum in comparison to their peers nationally and in school, especially across Key Stage 2.”
Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and provides additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child is eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (looked after child) the school receives an amount. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services. Schools receive an amount of money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria. The allocation for Pupil Premium in 2016-2017 is £1320 per child, for Looked After Children the allocation is £1900 and for children of Service Personnel the allocation is £300.
Wembley Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to eliminate any gaps in achievement. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement plans. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress. Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes the Deputy Headteacher leading the development plan and a coordinated senior leadership approach to implementing plans. All matters related to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governing body, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.
Our Pupil Premium report details the amount of pupil premium funding we have received, how it will be used, how the previous year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the attainment of eligible pupils.