Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding.
Ravens Wood School receives a ‘Pupil premium Grant’ from the Government for each student that is eligible for free school meals (FSM), or has been eligible at any time over the last six years. This also extends to any student who is in the care of the Local Authority, and children of armed services personnel.
‘Funding for disadvantaged students and those eligible for catch-up funding is used carefully. Last year students had individual packages to help them make good progress. Experienced learning support assistants, teachers and external specialists provide one-to-one sessions; students are encouraged to be involved in music and sports. A parents’ forum has been set up so that parents can understand and back up what the school is doing for their children.’ (Ofsted Report, March 2015)
Please see the attached report for a breakdown of our 2019-20 Pupil premium spend and its impact on outcomes.
If you wish to talk to a member of staff about Pupil premium, please contact:
Mr S Webster, Deputy Headteacher – firstname.lastname@example.org