The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools with pupils on roll that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last 6 years. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way that they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium supports us in achieving our aspirations for Pupil Premium children. In using the Premium at Burstow Primary School, we will adhere to the following principles:
There are many potential barriers to the under-achievement of Pupil Premium children. This may include a lack of educational support or ambition from home or an absence of funds to pay for enriching trips or experiences. Pupils may feel socially isolated because they are not receiving the same opportunities or experiences as their peers. There may be additional issues or wide a range of specific, complex factors that affect each individual. Our aim is to know each individual and their circumstances to make the best provision for them based on this knowledge.
Please find below our Pupil Premium Strategy Statements for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.