‘'Labels are for parcels not children. In this school disadvantage is a reason for colleagues to work even harder and smarter to improve the lives and life chances of our children and their families. Children are highly respected as individuals with unique characters and their strengths and areas for development are well known and developed by the school team and external partners and specialists. The culture is one of high expectation and aiming high to achieve personal goals and as a result children make strong progress in their academic and social development from their individual starting points.''
Vanessa Langley Headteacher
Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.
These include pupils who are, or have been entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel, children who are young carers and children who have been allocated a social worker. In our school, 65% of pupils meet the eligibility criteria.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used.
At Arbourthorne Community Primary School we aim to improve both the attainment and achievement of all our pupils regardless of their circumstance. Raising the aspirations and self-esteem of our least financially advantaged pupils is a major priority for us and we achieve this through targeting funding to address any academic underachievement, widen participation and engagement, provide programmes which address specific needs such as attendance, wellbeing and behaviour and offering an in and out of school hours 'over and above' curriculum which supports the development of a child's cultural capital.
Read our 3-year Pupil Premium Statement below:
We undertake a thorough analysis of data at key points in the year to show progress and attainment of all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils. We meet with children’s teachers to discuss progress made, and next steps for individual children.