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 Ashleworth CE Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing body monitors the impact of all spending and interventions including the Pupil Premium.
Our Pupil Premium has been spent on extra staff so that one to one tutoring is received; as well as residential trips and music lessons. Extra reading books were also purchased specific to the children involved. More detailed information can be obtained from the headteacher if required.
We have had no children in school in receipt of Pupil Premium for the academic year 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18.