Pupil Premium and Recovery Plan Information

We have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind; we are determined to ensure that all our children are given every chance to realise their full potential and thrive.

Barriers to Achievement and Objectives of Pupil Premium Grant Spending

Service Pupils

For our service pupils, a known barrier to achievement is the emotional and social needs of children greatly affected by high mobility, parent deployment and friendship groups ever changing. This funding is received by the school annually. Following guidance from the DFE Best Practice Guidance, the funding is used mainly for pastoral support to improve the well being and sense of belonging for service children through:

  • Creating calm nurturing environments using the Regillio Emilio principles of design
  • Providing a variety of nurturing programmes
  • Supporting children’s needs on a daily basis, so that children have a sense of belonging.
  • A specifically designed life skills aspect to our curriculum
  • A range of intervention programmes

Pupils in Receipt of Free School Meals

Common barriers for some FSM children can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. To negate the potential negative effect on their  progress and attainment we use the FSM premium to overcome identified barriers to achievement for individual pupils, as the challenges are varied and there is no “one size” fits all but interventions may include:

  • Tuition
  • Intervention support
  • Support materials


Leaders provide very well for pupils’ personal development. They recognise that pupils bring a rich set of experiences with them to the school. Pupils celebrate their differences and say this is part of the uniqueness of their school. Life skill lessons help pupils make connections with the subjects they are learning through practical experiences. For example, pupils who are learning about the Great Fire of London made seventeenth century muffins in their ’life skills cooking session.

Pupils are proud to be members of a school that is ‘unique and nurturing’. They say they feel part of the school from the moment they join. They feel they are listened to and their voice is heard.

Pupils appreciate having someone to talk to in school if they are sad or worried. They say bullying is rare and that adults help them sort out any disagreements.

Leaders have created a culture of high expectations for pupils. This is helping pupils achieve well .The school’s curriculum is ambitious and well thought through. It helps pupils build on what they know and can already do.

PE Pupil Premium

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