PUPIL PREMIUM EXPENDITURE
The Pupil Premium is additional finance given to publicly funded schools in England, targeted specifically to raise the attainment of ‘disadvantaged’ pupils in order to close the potential gap between their attainment/progress and that of their peers.
Pupil Premium funding is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have;
- been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
- a Parent in the Armed Forces.
- been looked after for one day or more, are adopted, leave care under a special guardianship order or residence order.
The use of Pupil Premium at The Ridgeway School is based on an individual assessment of each pupil in receipt of the funding and the targeting of resources to address barriers to learning and progress.
The impact of this strategy has been, and continues to be that outcomes for pupils in this cohort are in line with their peers and significantly, they are often higher than those of their relative peers.
Given that there are pupils who are not in receipt of Pupil Premium, but who are ‘disadvantaged’ for other reasons, such as high anxiety or access to a meaningful social network, the school maintains an additional focus on these children and measures their progress in the same manner as for those in receipt of the PP Grant