Please click on the document below for details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding
Pupil Premium School Aims
At Woolenwick Junior School all children regardless of ability are regarded as unique individuals and receive both challenge and support designed to meet their needs. We aim to ensure that every child leaves our school excited about learning and determined to succeed. We want to equip them with confidence, resilience and a passion for integrity and equality. These qualities will enable them to thrive and to champion kindness and fairness at all stages of their future lives.
The Government believes that Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), those in care or who have been adopted, and those who have a family member serving in the Armed Forces (Service Children) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Background and Legal Context
For children eligible for Pupil Premium a fixed amount of funding is allocated to schools for each child registered for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after and children of service personnel.
The Department for Education has stated that schools: ‘are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit’. However, as with all public money schools are required to spend the grant for the purpose that it was intended and will be held accountable through the following:
– the tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
– the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the pupil premium
– the annual reports for parents that schools are required to publish online.