The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (first introduced in April 2011) which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Fox Hill Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals - or who has been entitled to over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’); for any ‘Looked After Children’ who have been continuously looked after for more than six months, and children of service personnel. We publish online information about how we have used the additional funding.
Our aim is for every single one of our Pupil Premium funded children to reach at least national expectations in all curriculum areas. We aim for them to achieve above the level at which all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally achieve. We also want the attendance of our pupil premium funded children to exceed the attendance of all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.
We have largely targeted our additional pupil premium funding on:
Ensuring we provide quality first teaching
Targeted intervention where necessary