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 679 pupils (Spring Census 2019). Currently, the percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding is 42.9% (Spring census 2019). 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.
A review of the spending for 2018/2019 is included in the following document:
In terms of future spending, Biggin Hill Primary School will receive £366,980 for the 2019/20 academic year.
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 2019/2020 on the following areas:
- Parental Engagement