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Waterwells Primary Academy

Pupil Premium

School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils and schools are not required to spend all of the allocated grant on eligible pupils.

It is for school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium, within the requirements of the conditions of grant.

Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when used across 3 areas.

  1. High-quality teaching, such as staff professional development.
  2. Targeted academic support, such as tutoring.
  3. Wider strategies to address non-academic barriers to success in schools, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.

The Education Endowment Foundation recommend that schools particularly focus their pupil premium on supporting high-quality teaching.

Our objectives

  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
  • As far as possible, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.
  • We will ensure that the funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

Pupil premium strategy statement: Current academic year onwards

Please find below the documents that we are required to publish. This statement details:

  • Our school's use of pupil premium 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
  • Review of the outcomes in the previous academic year.