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Pupil Premium

At Poplars Farm Primary we have high aspirations for all of our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We are determined to ensure that all of our children are given every chance to realise their full potential and to ‘aspire, learn and grow.’ The Government believes that the 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) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It should be noted that cohort numbers and composition vary significantly from year to year-small numbers can skew the data when analysing performance data.  Therefore, progress is considered from each individual child’s starting point to the end of Key Stage 2.

Schools decide how to spend the Pupil Premium grant, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, all schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. Schools are required to publish a Pupil Premium Plan (see below). This will ensure that parents are fully informed about the amount of allocation, barriers faced by eligible pupils, how the funding is to be spent, how impact will be measured and the date the strategy will be reviewed. You will also find a review of how we have spent our Pupil Premium allocation for the previous year and its impact on our eligible pupils.

As a school, we consistently track all pupils to ensure that they make good or better progress given their starting points. Through targeted support we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For new pupils joining us with low attainment on entry, we aim to ensure that accelerated progress is made in order to reach age related expectations as they move up through the school. Once at age related expectations we always continue to extend that learning further to ensure that they reach higher levels of attainment. We closely monitor how we are spending the allocated funds to ensure they are having an impact on Pupil Pemium pupils’ achievement.

Our main objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to diminish the differences between all pupil groups within Poplars Farm Primary School.






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