The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
It is designed to help overcome the barriers that disadvantaged children may face. At Upper Wharfedale School we treat each child as an individual, therefore there are various initiatives we have introduced in order to address their particular issues, which may be of an academic or pastoral nature, but are always intended to raise esteem and aspirations in order for all children to reach their full potential.
The documents below shows how we intend to use this additional funding to contribute towards initiatives to fulfil this aim.
Year 7 Catch Up Funding
The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve age related expectation in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils who need it most.
The document below shows how we intend to use this additional funding.