The Pupil Premium is intended 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 is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, previously looked after and children of service personnel.
Here at Vale, our expectation is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make at least expected progress and achieve high attainment across all subject areas. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, primarily through quality first teaching with the addition of specific intervention focused on the needs of individuals. This is not limited to children who are underachieving but includes those children who are already high attainers. Our aim is for our disadvantaged pupils to achieve as well as non disadvantaged pupils nationally. We want our disadvantaged pupils to fulfil their potential, experiencing and enjoying every opportunity that all our pupils are offered.
An outline of how the school is using the Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium is given here. This also includes a review of the impact of the school's Pupil Premium strategy for the previous year.
If you feel that you may be eligible for free school meals then please contact the school office who can assist you with your application.