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Pupil Premium Allocation

 
This statement details our school's use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2011 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.
 
It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year's spending of pupil premium had within our school.
 
Our aim is to use pupil premium funding to help us achieve and sustain positive outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils. Whilst socio-economic disadvantage is not always the primary challenge our pupils face, we do see a variance in outcomes for some disadvantaged pupils across the school when compared to their peers (and those who join us at similar starting points(, particularly in terms of:
 
  • Academic attainment
  • Progression to further and higher education
  • Employability
  • Social opportunities
At the heart of our approach is high-quality teaching focused on areas that disadvantaged pupils required it most, targeted support based on robust diagnostic assessment of need, and helping pupils to access a broad and balanced curriculum.
 
Although our strategy is focused on the needs of disadvantaged pupils, it will benefit all pupils in our school where funding is spent on whole-school approaches, such as high-quality teaching.  Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that outcomes for non-disadvantaged pupils will be improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers.
 
We will also provide disadvantaged pupils with support to develop independent life and social skills and continue to ensure that high-quality work experience, careers guidance and further and higher education guidance is available to all.
 
Our strategy will be driven by the needs and strengths of each young person, based on formal and informal assessment, not assumptions or labels.  This will help us to ensure that we offer then the relevant skills and experience they require to be prepared for adulthood.