Pupil Premium 2020-21
For 2020-21 the Pupil Premium funding is £1345 for primary-aged pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years based on January 2020 school census data. For each pupil identified in the spring school census as a looked-after child (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority, the school receives £2345. The same amount is also received for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care due to: adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
This is one of the current governments key educational policies and is based on findings that show that, as a group, pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for free school meals. Research has identified that the main barriers facing a child who is eligible for free school meals could be: speech and language delay, social and emotional needs, moderate learning difficulties, challenging behaviour or a lack of opportunities compared to children who are not eligible for free school meals.
At Priory Lane Community School, we assess all pupils’ attainment and progress throughout the school year. The focus of these assessments is on pupils’ progress towards meeting their end of year expectations. We hold termly pupil progress review meetings and as a result of these meetings, additional support or targeted interventions are implemented or adapted to meet the needs of individual children who receive Pupil Premium funding.
Below, you will find our Pupil Premium strategy and evaluation for the academic year 2020-21.