Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to address inequalities and enable support to reach the pupils who need it most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. As an inclusive school, Aldrington strongly believes that no pupil should be disadvantaged as a result of their personal situation.
At Aldrington, we address barriers to the educational achievement of eligible children holistically. The primary barriers include children (some of whom have previously lived in care) who need additional support with emotional regulation and wellbeing, and children from social or economic disadvantaged situations who need access to an equal, broad curriculum. It is important to continuously find ways to 'close the gap' between the attainment of children who receive Pupil Premium and their peers.
As well as funding a number of programmes and intervention groups to boost pupils' attainment and progress, we ensure that disadvantaged pupils have access alongside their peers to extra-curricular opportunities. This helps to boost their health, wellbeing and self-esteem, which also impacts on attendance. Many pupils eligible for the grant also have additional special educational needs and/or other needs such as English as an additional language. The impact of these initiatives is measured by the progress children in this group make in comparison to their peers, as well as to their ability to access learning and attend regularly.
Report and strategy documents
For details about how we use the Pupil Premium to support disadvantaged pupils, please see the documents below.
If you are looking for how we spend Sport Premium budget, please see our Active School section.