Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve. (Gov.uk website 2020)
The link below is to the Department of Education website for full information and guidance on the Pupil Premium.
At Whitefield School we strive to use the most recent research and best practice to support the progress of Pupil Premium students. Follow the klinds below to find out more on this research.
Education Endowment Foundation - https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence-summaries/pupil-premium-guide/
National Foundation for Educational Research - https://www.nfer.ac.uk/being-present-the-power-of-attendance-and-stability-for-disadvantaged-pupils/
Please find Whitefield School Pupil Premium Strategies below.