Pupil Premium

Pupils Premium funding

Pupil Premium is a government grant allocated to schools via the local authority for the support of pupils from families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals, Children in Care or vulnerable children. This funding is given as a way to address the current underlying inequalities between these groups of children and their peers. It specifically targets disadvantage and must reach the pupils who need this additional support the most. It is allocated annually and is clearly identifiable.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

To ensure this additional funding has a positive impact on the learners who need it most, we assess which additional provisions should be made for our individual pupils, so that all our pupils are supported to achieve their full potential. Each of our pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is allocated a mentor from the Senior Leadership team. Mentors meet regularly with pupils to discuss progress, provide feedback on learning and offer support. Barriers to educational achievement include special educational needs, low self-esteem and progress in writing but the number of pupil premium children remains below the national average at Barham and each child has a unique profile of need so we offer bespoke support to target gaps/disadvantage. 

Please click on the document below to read the school's Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2023-2024