At Thornhill Primary School, we believe that by having the highest expectations of all learners, the highest possible standards will be achieved.
The pupil premium is a grant given to schools in England. Introduced in 2011, it is designed to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income households and their peers, helping to overcome challenges that students might have in terms of language and communication skills, attendance, punctuality and self-confidence.
The pupil premium grant (PPG) is allocated to schools for each pupil who is eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils whose parents are serving in the armed forces. For the 2018/19 financial year, primary schools receive £1,320 for each pupil eligible for FSM, while secondary schools receive £935. Children from service families receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence, with schools being awarded £300 for children of parents serving in the armed forces.
The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement explains how the school has chosen to use this additional funding to close the attainment gap of its disadvantaged pupils. The statement is organised into two halves: planned expenditure for the current academic year and a review of expenditure from the previous academic year.