Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gap between them and their peers. Schools attract £2,530 per ‘Looked After Child’ (CLA) and £1455 per ‘Free School Meals’ child (FSM) within the last six years.
At Bedale Church of England Primary School we ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our children and that appropriate provision is made for our children who belong to vulnerable groups. We recognise that not all children who receive the Pupil Premium funding will be socially disadvantaged and that some children who are socially disadvantaged do not qualify for free school meals. Our aim is to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any child who has been identified as socially disadvantaged or who belongs to a vulnerable group. The Pupil Premium funding is carefully targeted at disadvantaged children in order for them to make accelerated progress and achieve age related expectations (ARE).
In addition, pupils from military families attract £335. This money is used to support them both socially and academically.
As the result of our effective use of Pupil Premium money, we have been able to support our pupils to achieve well in the KS1 and KS2 assessments and are closing the gap.