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Pupil premium

What is Pupil Premium?

​The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds.  Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non- deprived peers.  The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their full potential.  The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and has provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period.  

Our Approach:

At Wayland Junior Academy we use most of our Pupil Premium funding to target underachievement for our Pupil Premium children and also for other vulnerable groups such as children with English as an Additional Language (EAL).  We also use Pupil Premium funding to support children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties through intensive pastoral support which focuses on overcoming barriers to learning and supporting families to support their child's development and engagement with learning/ school as well as raising aspirations.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018/ 2019 can be accessed in the menu below and is the result of our evaluation of the impact of our Pupil Premium spending from the following year where we have analysed which interventions were impactful and should be continued and which interventions were less impactful to consider whether these should be continued. Additionally, we had an external review of our Pupil Premium Strategy in June 2018 which has contributed towards our strategy for this academic year. The external review can be found in the menu below.We recognise that every child is an individual and so take the time to carefully look at what each Pupil Premium child needs in order to reduce their barriers to learning and participation.  

Our previous Pupil Premium strategies, evalutaion of impact and audits can also be accessed from the menu bar at the foot of this page.