The Pupil Premium is additional funding that the school receives to help close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.
If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.
Biggin Hill Primary School is a large 3-form entry school with 660 pupils (Spring Census 2021). Currently, the percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding is 47.4% (Spring census 2021), this is considerably higher then the England average. We are determined that all pupils are given the best possible chance to achieve their full potential through the highest standards of Quality First Teaching, focussed support, curriculum enrichment, and pastoral care. The Senior Leadership Team regularly evaluate pupil premium outcomes compared to other pupils in school and nationally to ensure the correct strategies and provision are in place. At Biggin Hill Primary School we have exceptionally strong outcomes for pupil premium children in comparison to national and local data, please click here for more information.
A review of the spending for 2019/2020 is included in the following document:
This funding is used for:
- Whole-school strategies that impact on all pupils
- Focussed support to target under-performing pupils
- Specific support targeting pupil premium pupils
We have focussed our planned expenditure for 2020/2021 on the following areas:
Learning and Engagement
Participation and Attendance
Wellbeing and Healthy Attitudes
Knowledge and Skills
An action plan for 2020/2021 is included in the following document:
In terms of spending, Biggin Hill Primary School will receive £364,495 for the 2020/21 academic year.