We have a clear vision for what all our pupils will achieve through high quality teaching, with an ethos that reinforces aspiration and attainment for all. We realise the importance of getting the basics right, like attendance and behaviour, and understand that failing to put these building blocks in place will undermine the effectiveness of the pupil premium in raising standards. We have adopted a whole school approach to our use of the pupil premium that focuses on the full potential of every pupil.
If you think your child may be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant there is a very simple process. All you need is your name, address, date of birth and NI number, you can apply online; www.westberks.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or you can call 01635 42400. If you would like more information please ask in either school office or ask to speak to Ruth Exworth, our Pupil Premium Lead.
The pupil premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those Looked After by the Local Authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress, raise attainment and support the pupils in the participation of activities in the wider curriculum.
Schools decide how the allocated pupil premium funding should be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for these pupils. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being allocated and the impact of any additional support or provision.