At Newton Primary School, we are committed to ensuring all our children have equal opportunities to achieve their full potential. To ensure this happens, schools in England are provided with additional funding through a pupil premium grant.
Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding. It is used to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after for 1 day or more, adopted from care or are the children of service personnel.
Schools decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made in supporting individual pupils and they use this to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students. The 2021-2022 pupil premium funding in primary schools is £1345 per child.
At Newton Primary we aim to provide quality first teaching as a priority to support pupils to further develop and improve their knowledge, skills and understanding. We invest in improving the quality of teaching and learning, and providing research based interventions to diminish the difference in the attainment gap between our disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils. We aim to develop practice and provision of the highest standard to enable all pupils to achieve their potential through a relentless focus on the attainment and progress of our disadvantage pupils and an awareness of their needs in everything we do. Our Pupil Premium Strategy documents in detail how we plan to spend our additional funding.
If you have any further questions regarding our Pupil Premium, please direct them to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.