Pupil Premium

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.

Pupil premium strategy statement 2021-22

This year Meldreth Primary has been allocated £34,970 of funding to support pupils who are eligible for pupil premium grant (PPG).

We intend to use this to support our children with high quality teaching and staff training, priority reading support and small group and individual pre and post teaching to support pupils in their academic development.

We run a variety of interventions across the school to support pupil’s social skills and their emotional and social well-being, this includes funding for class outings, nurture support, counselling, funded residential visits and supporting the cost of access to wrap around care including breakfast club.

In addition to the focused teaching interventions provided to pupils listed here, we also use teaching approaches which close the gap in attainment outlined below.

Barriers to future attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils

  • Under developed language skills impede disadvantaged children’s access to the curriculum and independent learning strategies. As a result, highly structured and targeted teaching strategies are required. 
  • Attainment and progress for disadvantaged pupils is an uneven picture across the school.
  • Limited access to wider enrichment activities
  • Historically, attendance of the is below other pupil groups 
  • Impact of Covid-19 school closures

Summary of planned spending

  • To secure quality first teaching for disadvantaged pupils with identified communication and language needs.
  • Effective early interventions and teacher targeting are in place to challenge previously exceeding children and accelerate progress of children with potential.
  • Continue to provide enrichment experiences for learning they would not usually experience including local trips, visit to the theatre, residential trips and partner working with parents.
  • continue establishing good attitudes to attendance and punctuality, so that all year groups have  above average attendance.
  • Children to access intensive catch up support to reduce the learning gaps created from school closures
School leaders have drawn on advice from the Children’s Commissioner and the Education Endowment Foundation and will continue to follow guidance and advice from relevant bodies as it emerges, in consultation with other stakeholders.
This will be next reviewed by 1st January 2022