PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can 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.
At Amberley Primary School we support all our pupils and are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure every child achieves their potential.
We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin, family income or background. The school has a clear strategy in place should pupils claim free school meals. Pupil Premium funding will allow us to continue and extend what we already do - to support individual pupils and monitor their progress to ensure they continue to reach their potential.
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement Review