Pupil Premium

 

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional money paid to the school for pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, looked after by the Local Authority or have been adopted from care.  The school receives this money to support these pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

If you feel that you might be entitled to FSM but do not currently claim please speak to Mrs McKenzie or Mrs Fitzgerald the School Bursar.  All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

It is vital that you still make the application even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and receive Universal Free School Meals.

Alternatively information is available via the following link:

http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=492

Tracking pupil progress is a key part of ensuring that the gap in attainment is closed. This is done every half term and reported to Governors on a termly basis. Data is used to highlight underperformance in reading, writing and maths and monitor exceeding rates of progress.

The flowing information is available:

pupil-premium-strategy-2016-2017

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Review of the Pupil Premium Grant 2014 -2015

Review of the Pupil Premium Grant 2013 -2014

Review of the Pupil Premium Grant 2012 -2013

What do our children say about the support they receive and the impact that it has? 

The children at Upland Primary School are very open and enjoy having the opportunity to talk about their school life and learning. The school regularly seeks the opinion of our pupils to ensure that we are providing the very best for our children.

Below are some quotes from children about the support that they have received.

“Before I started my work with Mrs Laughland I used to think … oh no writing! But now I love writing. I want to keep writing over the holidays.”  Year 5 Pupil

“It’s really helped me with my story writing and making my writing make sense.”  Year 5 Pupil

“I didn’t know how to use connectives but now I’m using them back in my classwork.”  Year 4 Pupil

“I thought the extra work would be boring but now it’s made me more confident with what I am reading.”  Year 6 Pupil