Pupil premium strategy statement (primary)

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement.  These children are classified as disadvantaged, meaning that due to family financial circumstances they are eligible to take up free school meal provision, or they are children looked after by the authority.

The funding received by John Gulson Primary School has been used in a variety of ways in order to improve attainment and help overcome barriers to learning.

Brief Explanation about the Pupil Premium

The school has received £212,250 for the 2019-20 financial year in pupil premium to raise attainment and provide enrichment among pupils classified as disadvantaged. The funding is provided to ensure that the pupils benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families.

We have high aspirations for all the children in John Gulson Primary School and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We seek, as a school community, to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish.

As we recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage.

At John Gulson Primary School the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Review meetings take place with the SLT and teachers. We will review impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated in the future next steps.

Pupil Premium Plan 2020-2021 (260 KiB)