Nationally there is a gap in the attainment of children who have free school meals and those who do not. In response to this the Department for Education provides additional funding for all schools to ensure that these children meet or exceed minimum age related expectations.
At Portishead Primary School ensuring that all children reach their full potential is embedded in the school vision and our practice. We have been able to use this additional funding to further this and extend the size of our inclusion team.
Schools have been asked to communicate how they use their pupil premium so that the community is aware of the steps being taken to close the gap in attainment for those pupils.
The following documents contain information regarding our use of the Pupil Premium and Sports Premium funding.
In 2016/17 the school was allocated £39,102 of pupil premium funding and £10,029 sports premium funding.
In 2016/17 it is anticipated that the school will be allocated £37,875 of pupil premium funding and £10,080 sports premium funding. The proposals for use of this funding is;