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.
Due to the closure of school between March - July 2020, details of the grant spending is up to the point of closure. Some planned actions could not take place and the impact on attainment cannot be evidenced as all internal and external assessments were cancelled.
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.