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Pupil Premium Grant

At Earlham we expect pupil premium children to achieve academically in line with their peers. We know that in order for this to happen, we will need to provide extra support particularly for pupils we consider to be vulnerable, and the government provides a Pupil Premium Grant to fund this support. 

Our pupil premium families face many challenges which can directly impact on children’s achievement. Some of the main barriers to learning we have identified amongst our pupils are 

  • Limited exposure to and competency in English (whether as a first or second language);
  • Limited experiences beyond their immediate environment, particularly cultural and physical activities;
  • Lack of resources at home to support learning, including quiet spaces in which to study;
  • Limited confidence and experience of parents in supporting their children’s learning, depending on the schooling they themselves received; and
  • Poor living conditions and nutrition.

The extra support our pupil premium children need to overcome these barriers is personalised, as appropriate to the individual pupil’s needs and circumstances, and will usually draw from the activities detailed below. 
We measure the impact of our pupil premium spending by analysing the results of our pupils at a school and national level. Whilst academic interventions are for some pupils essential, the holistic support we provide to ensure all our pupils are able to fully engage with their learning is equally important for their long term success. 
Our disadvantaged children make excellent progress. Whilst many, if not all, pupils benefit from some of the activities that PP funding supports and enables, the data below shows that pupil premium children are consistently making progress in line withtheir peers, and significantly better than the national average, being in the top 10% for reading and the top 1% for maths in the country.

Our strategy for the 2020-21 Pupil Premium Grant and our review of the impact of the 2019-20 Pupil Premium Grant can be read and downloaded below.

Pupil Catch-Up Grant 2020-21

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The government recognises that those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit, and has provided an additional fund to enable these pupils to catch up. Details of our catch up grant and how we are using it can be downloaded below.

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