What is Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to school by the Government to improve the attainment of distadvantaged children. This is based on research showing children from specific backgrounds and/or low income families perform less well at school than their peers.
Who is Eligible for Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium eligibility complex due to the various criteria parameters. Below is a list of some qualifying criteria for Pupil Premium:-
Children who qualify for FSM - see FSM information & criteria here
Children who have a parent in HM Forces (Army, Navy or RAF)
Children who have a parent who have died whilst serving in the Armed Forces and is eligible for Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or War Pensions Scheme as a result
Children who have been adoped (Adoption Order)
Children who have alternative care provisions such as a Child Arrangements Order, Special Guardianship Order or Residency Order
If you think your child may be eligible, please contact the school office to check eligibility as this funding is vital for school to be able to offer children added support.
Please note, Early Years Pupil Premium may be available for children aged 2-4. The criteria is very similar to that of main school Pupil Premium. If you believe your child may be eligible, please do not hestitate to get in touch.
Pupil Premium & Townfield Primary
At Townfield we guarantee equal access to learning opportunities and a positive educational experience for all. As explained above, the aim of Pupil Premium funding to remove the barriers to learning for these pupils and improve their current and future life opportunites. All members of teaching staff, support staff and governors accept responsibility for those pupils who qualify for pupil premium and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment.
Barriers to learning may include:
Lack of resilience and low self-esteem
Lack of basic skills strategies in maths leading to reduced reasoning and application skills
Lack of understanding of strategies in reading comprehension leading to low achievement in reading
Lack of basic phonic and spelling leading to reduced reading and writing skills
Emotional difficulties, leading to low resilience and self-esteem
For information regarding our Pupil Premium stragegy please see documents below:-