The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Pupil Premium is used by the school to address any underlying inequalities between children by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. At Montgomerie Primary School the Pupil Premium is used to provide support for pupils in the following ways:
- Enriching the curriculum through extra-curricular activities, themed events, educational visits and sporting activities
- Providing targeted support through intervention groups and one to one tuition in order to accelerate the progress of identified pupils
- Supporting pupils learning through mentoring by experienced learning support assistants
- Supporting pupils emotional health and well-being through counselling
The impact in educational attainment from expenditure of the Pupil Premium funding is reflected in the results of the school and the behaviour of the children. The school has extensive monitoring and support systems in place to ensure favourable outcomes for all pupils, including those who are most vulnerable.
Note: It is important for parents/carers to register their child for free school meals so that their child receives Pupil Premium entitlement. If you need any advice or assistance in applying for free school meals then please contact the school office.
The below documents detail the funding allocated to Montgomerie Primary School, how it was used and the impact that the funding has had on eligible pupils.