What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is designed to give money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who are identified as disadvantaged. These are pupils who, receive or have received during their time in primary school free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as having lower attainment when compared to children from less disadvantaged backgrounds.
As we recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage.
The priorities for Drake Primary Academy are:
- To diminish the difference between those pupils not on track to achieve the expected standard at the end of KS2.
- To ensure prompt identification of pupils with additional needs and to promote early intervention programmes.
- To ensure that there is adult support to facilitate pupils’ emotional and social development to help them overcome their barriers to learning.
In order to make informed choices about the most suitable intervention programmes to use with our children, the school uses academic research such as the Sutton Trust/ Education Endowment Fund toolkits or John Hattie.
The school’s allocation and planned expenditure for this year and the outcomes from the previous year are listed below.
If you feel your child is eligible for a free school meal please complete the application form below. If you are unsure please contact Miss Maher in the office for further advice.