The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.
It’s allocated for schools to:
· improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities;
· close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country.
At Ashburton Primary School, the pupil premium grant is used primarily to improve quality first teaching such as professional development for teachers and purchasing effective resources. Additionally, the funding is used to provide appropriate interventions to meet our children’s academic and pastoral needs.
For further information, please refer to our Pupil Premium Strategy.
How do I apply for Pupil Premium?
Service Children - inform the school direct or on an admission form when starting school.
Children in Care - inform the school direct or on a admission form when starting school.
Free School Meals (income based) - inform the school and apply online via the 'Citizen's Portal' is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision. Alternatively, call the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019. For more information click here on 'Free School Meals'.
Adopted or Special Guardianship: inform the school direct or on an admission form when starting school.