Pupil Premium at Byfleet
At Byfleet Primary School, we have high ambitions for all our children and believe that every child should be given the opportunity to achieve. We strongly believe that all children are entitled to a Primary education that offers quality, breadth of experience, standards of excellence and a sense of community and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.
The pupil premium is a government initiative which was introduced in 2011. It provides additional funding for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-disadvantaged peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided funding for schools based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period.
We have established clear lines of responsibility with a member of the senior leadership team and a link governor taking responsibility for Pupil Premium.
At Byfleet we have planned our spending carefully to ensure that it has been spent to maximum effect. This has meant making informed decisions about our spending such as:
All staff are aware of areas for development in the school in terms of subjects, year groups and they know which children are focus children.
Money is used to benefit all pupil premium children and supports higher as well as lower ability children by extending provision on offer.
Our latest spending plans aim to ensure that all pupils are being supported and challenged to reach their potential: