The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current inequalities for children eligible for free school meals (FSM), children looked after (CLA) and service children, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. We send a letter home each year to those who may benefit from Pupil Premium money to give parents the chance to have their say on what they think the money would be best spent on.
At Dursley C of E Academy we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and the Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
Please find below our Pupil Premium Strategy for this year and our report on how we spent the money last year.