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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium


Introduced in 2011, The Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to provide additional support for those eligible as outlined below;


                 - 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.


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.


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.

1. Teaching

Investing in high-quality teaching

2. Targeted academic support

Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs

3. Wider approaches

Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour, accessing wider non-curriculum opportunities and social and emotional challenges.


At Waddesdon Village Primary School we have a dedicated team of skilled staff who regularly monitor and evaluate the support our Pupil Premium pupils are receiving and the impact that it is having of them reaching their full potential.


For more information, please read our Pupil Premium Policy, located in the 'Policies' section of the website or contact Mrs S.Leslie through the school office.



Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022


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. This year 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. The government are currently still working on documents to support schools with this new format and require the new 3 Year Pupil Premium Strategy to be published by 31st December 2021.


In the meantime, please see our key priorities that we will be focussing some of our Pupil Premium funding towards: 


- To sustain the high quality of teaching and learning 

- To continue to develop a mastery curriculum

- To ensure reading underpins the curriculum

- To develop new approaches to writing 

- To continue to implement a catch-up programme in order to raise standards and close gaps


Pupil Provision- Extra Curricular Opportunities