What is the Pupil Premium?

Disadvantaged Pupils

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is a significant amount of money for many schools, with schools attracting £1900 per 'looked-after child' or £1320 per child who has been able to access free school meals within the last 6 years. 

Pupils from Service Families

Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £300 per child.  This money is to be used to support pupils’ pastoral needs, for example during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from, our school.

Accountability

The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
  • the reports for parents that schools have to publish online

The link below provides:

  • a strategy document showing our aims for the next 3 years and the way in which we will be using the funding.
  • this document also includes an evaluation of last year's funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021 - 2024 (Published December 2021)

 

 


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Spennithorne Site

The Federation of Middleham VA and Spennithorne VC CE Primary Schools

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The Federation of Middleham VA and Spennithorne VC CE Primary Schools

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If you require a paper copy of any of the information contained within this site, we provide these free of charge. Please contact the School Office.

 

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About Us

Welcome to a federation of two schools ( Middleham VA and Spennithorne VC CE Primary School). We are proud of our smalls school which cater for children aged from 4 – 11 years old.

We work hard to create an environment that nurtures the whole child and allows them to grow in all aspects of their personality.