Pupil Premium at Colwall C of E Primary School
“The school has a clear shared vision and common purpose for where they are headed and what they want to achieve for their disadvantaged children. They are socially attuned and empathise with their community. They champion the vulnerable children who attend, and parents chose for their children to attend on this basis.”
(Colwall C of E Primary School Pupil Premium Deep Dive Inspection, July 2021)
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), those looked after by the local authority, previously looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
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.
Colwall C of E Primary School -
Principles relating to Pupil Premium spend:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We identify any social and emotional difficulties and provide the necessary support.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.