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- Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years.
- Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day.
- Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England and for 2021- 2022 will also include some extra COVID-19 Recovery funding. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. Pupil Premium funding is not allocated on academic ability and evidence shows that academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are at just as much risk of under-performing than pupils who are at a lower ability. Here at Waddesdon Primary we ensure that Pupil Premium funding benefits all pupils who are eligible and that the funding supports pupils to reach their full potential.
At Waddesdon Village Primary School, we use an evidence based tiered approach to spending Pupil Premium funding, which research has shown has the most impact on pupils learning.
Investing in high-quality teaching and learning across the school.
2. Targeted academic support
Additional support for identified pupils to focus on their specific needs.
3. Wider approaches
Support for other issues that can cause barriers to pupils success in school, such as: attendance, learning behaviours, social and emotional well-being, growth mind-set and the ability to access extra curricular opportunities in-line with their peers.
Applying for Pupil Premium Funding
County Pupil Premium information and application forms are sent to all new families to the school so that they are aware of the funding and that it may directly benefit their child as well as impacting on our school provision and the quality of teaching and learning.
As a school we are fully committed to using the funds entrusted to us to maximise opportunities for all pupils entitled to this funding. If you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium please speak to the School Office and they will be more than happy to guide you through the process.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible please come and see us in complete confidence. It is important to us that everyone receives their full entitlement.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2023
Each year schools are required to publish their Pupil Premium strategy which details how the funding is planned to be spent and the desired outcomes. Since 2021-2022, the way that this has to be reported has changed to ensure that all school are reporting their spending in a consistent way and to reflect the extra recovery funding that is being provided this academic year for pupil premium pupils. Please find our 3 year Pupil Premium strategy below which will be reviewed regularly.
Please note that previous years impact reporting for 2020 -2021 will now be part of the new Pupil Premium Strategy document which will be published soon.