Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil premium grant expenditure
Pupil Premium Funding is money given to schools from the Government to support the progress of pupils vulnerable to under-achievement as identified by the Government, such as:-
Children entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), including children who have been eligible within the last 6 years.
Looked after Children including those who have Special Guardianship Orders (CLA )
Those who have been Adopted
Children of Armed Service Personnel
Nationally, these children have sometimes been subject to underacheivement and the governement wants schools to focus on ensuring that the gap is firstly ‘narrowed’ then, eventually, ‘closed’ between the progress and attainment of these children compared to their peers. Therefore the money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Overview of the school
Newick C. E. Primary School is a one-form entry, average size school in a rural location with spacious outdoor areas. Most pupils are local to the school, living in the village. The vast majority of pupils have White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is below the national average. The number of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is broadly average. These needs include Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties.
The school currently has 13% SEND, 8% FSM/EVER 6, 2.3% Adopted. We are committed to ensuring that the Pupil Premium is spent to maximum effect.
We have high expectations or all our pupils and endeavour to ensure that all have an equal right and opportunity to reach their potential whilst they are with us.