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 2023-24

At Meldreth Primary School, all stakeholders share a strong commitment to ensuring that disadvantaged children receive the best possible support to make excellent progress and achieve as well as their peers. We aim for our disadvantaged children to:

  • Make strong academic progress in reading, writing and maths, so that they are well prepared to thrive in the next stage of their education.
  • Make strong progress in the wider curriculum, by having access to a broad range of subjects, which are well sequenced and progressive.
  • Flourish socially and emotionally, by providing support to develop their mental health when necessary.

It is important that our ultimate aims for disadvantaged children are ambitious and aspirational. All stakeholders are committed to ensuring that there are no limits set on children’s capacity or achievements, and are aware that children only get one chance at primary education.

We recognise that a proportion of our disadvantaged children also have Special Educational Needs (41%) and we work hard to ensure that they make excellent progress in relation to their starting points. Equally, we want to ensure that higher attaining disadvantaged children also make strong progress from their higher starting points. It is important that our strategy is rooted in recent, well respected research, so that we can be confident that the plans we enact have the best chance of a positive impact for our children. We also recognise that many of the approaches we use to support disadvantaged children will impact positively on non-disadvantaged children, particularly in respect to CPD for teachers and focused strategies in the classroom. We aim for our teachers to have access to the best quality training and development, so that all children flourish and make strong progress.

This year Meldreth Primary has been allocated £53,835 of funding to support pupils who are eligible for pupil premium grant (PPG).
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.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
This will be next reviewed by 30th September 2024