The Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding to specifically benefit children who:
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Schools are required to publish this information on the school website.
At Ridgeway Primary School we allocate the funding across 3 key areas:
Pupil Premium Grant Funding is used to support the school in providing high quality teaching and learning experiences for all children.
In order to ensure that our children make at least good progress, we employ specific interventions to support those pupils who need additional support both inside and outside of the classroom.
To ensure full participation and access to all activities; we use some of the funding to subsidise costings for residential visits and curriculum enhancement activities that take place over the year for Pupil Premium Pupils. In addition Pupil Premium pupils are given priority to all extra-curricular clubs and events.
Details regarding the allocation and spending of the Pupil Premium Grant at Ridgeway Primary School in the 2018 - 2019 academic year and the impact that it had upon supporting pupils can be viewed via the link below.
For an overview of how we are planning upon spending our Pupil Premium Grant Funding for this 2019 - 2020 academic year please see the document below.