Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently entitled to benefits or have been entitled at some point during the last 6 years. Pupil Premium is also allocated to children who are or have been looked after, or adopted or whose parents serve in the armed forces.
We recognise that not all children from low-income families will be socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will be eligible for pupil premium.
At Sythwood Primary and Nursery School we aim to remove barriers to learning so our children to succeed at school and in their lives. In order to do this, we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils, and that appropriate provision is provided for those who require additional support.
The impact on educational attainment from expenditure of the pupil premium funding is reflected in the performance of the school. The school has extensive monitoring and support systems in place to enable favourable outcomes for the most vulnerable pupils.
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence to Mr Cole via the school office.
Please see our latest strategy reports below.