Pupil Premium @ Wath Central

What is Pupil Premium?

The governors and all members of staff at Wath Central Primary School accept responsibility for all pupils including ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.

The Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium  funding is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Wath Central Primary School is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ for all pupils and the pupil premium allows us to fund activities and resources as a vital part of that process for those identified pupils. The governors reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Provision will be made through...

Facilitating pupils’ access to education

Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum

Alternative support and intervention within the school

Reporting Pupil Premium

It is the responsibility of the school to explain pupil premium expenditure to  parents in the form of a Pupil Premium Report. This report aims to detail information about howthe Pupil Premium money has been used within school and will detail the attainmentand progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that hasbeen supported by the additional funding. Reports will also detail the progress madetowards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by reported data and academicprogress. Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by PupilPremium to the Governing Body at Wath Central Primary School.