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Pupil premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After – CLA), the school receive an amount of money per head within their budget, as well as provision being made for children who have a parent in the armed services. This is expected to rise each year until 2015.

Bracken Edge Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps in achievement.

Bracken Edge Primary school actively promotes equality for all staff, Govenors, pupils and parents, creating a learning community where all can succeed.

We have a clear, strategic approach to use specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress.

Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. These include an identified governor that have responsibility for pupil premium, an assistant Headteacher who leads on the development plan and a coordinated team that leads in the strategic direction to implement plans. All matters relating to Pupil Premium are reported back to Governors’ Resources sub-committee, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.