Pupil Premium is a direct grant from the Department for Education, which schools utilise to raise the achievement of under-privileged pupils (normally pupils entitled to Free School Meals and ‘Looked After Children’).
At Galton Valley Primary School, we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils, whatever their backgrounds, so that they can strive to achieve their full potential.
The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving this vision.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered, or qualify, for free school meals.
We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
Galton Valley Primary School received a total of £186,120 Pupil Premium for the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 as a direct grant from the DfE. Currently 29% of our pupils are entitled to Free School Meals (Autumn 2018 Census Data).