Raising the achievement of the disadvantaged
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to the school for pupils of low-income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals. For mainstream and special academies, the pupil premium for 2021 to 2022 will include pupils recorded in the October 2020 school census who have had a recorded period of FSM eligibility since January 2015, as well as those first recorded as eligible at October 2020.
For alternative provision academies, the pupil premium for 2021 to 2022 will include pupils recorded in the January 2021 school census who have had a recorded period of FSM eligibility since May 2015, as well as those first recorded as eligible at January 2021. For the purposes of these grant conditions, these pupils are collectively referred to as Ever 6 FSM.
For 2021 to 2022, pupil premium eligibility is being extended to pupils eligible for free school meals under the temporary extension set out in the coronavirus (covid-19): temporary extension of free school meals eligibility to NRPF groups guidance. As these pupils are not registered as eligible in the school census, eligible schools will need to make a claim for additional pupil premium funding for these pupils.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups.
Raynham Primary School is a place for everyone to succeed and thrive. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium Funding (PPF) will support us in achieving our vision and aims.
We aim to ensure that every child leaves Raynham Primary School excited about learning, resilient to setbacks and determined to succeed. We strive to create an inclusive learning environment, which will raise achievement and promote mutual respect. We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the children and appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. We enable each child to contribute fully to and be valued members of the school and wider community.
For the financial year 2021-22, Raynham will receive a Pupil Premium Grant of £352,390. This is based on 250 eligible pupils.
Monitoring Pupil Premium
As a school, we consistently track all groups of pupils to ensure that they make good or better progress. Through targeted interventions, we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For new pupils who start with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age-related expectations as they move 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 premium pupil’s achievement.
Click here to see the Raynham Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2024
Click here to see the Raynham-Pupil-Premium-Strategy-Statement-2020-21