Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is allocated to a school to support the education of children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children in Local Authority care. It was introduced in April 2011. The government extended eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-2013 to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (Ever 6) and to children of service families. 
 
NATIONAL AIMS
 
The aims of this grant are to:
  • Address inequalities
  • Tackle disadvantage
  • Reach those pupils who need it most
  • Reduce the attainment gap
  • Enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to top Universities
OUR KEY PRIORITIES
 
On a continuous basis we look to address inequalities and tackle disadvantage by focusing on targeted additional support strategies resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:
  • improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • close attainment gaps relative to school averages
  • have full access to our curriculum
  • have access to our extra-curricular provision
The school regularly monitors and evaluates the impact on each student. This does not only focus on academic gains, but also on self-confidence, engagement, attendance, behaviour and other areas identified.
 
PUPIL PREMIUM AT DROPMORE INFANT SCHOOL
 
In 2017/2018, we received £2420. Our Pupil Premium was spent on personal hygiene and other appropropriate resources, clothing and school trips as well as quality intervention to support specific needs.
 
In 2018/2019, we received £1320. Our Pupil Premium was spent on reading books, other appropropriate resources, clothing and school trips as well as  additional one-to-one support from an LSA.