Pupil Premium is additional funding to help ensure disadvantaged pupils achieve results in line with all students nationally and to close any in-school attainment gap. It is intended to support students to develop values and equip them with the skills and qualities to become happy, confident citizens.
At Harriers Banbury Academy, we are determined to give our children every chance to realise their potential. We have high aspirations for our children and strongly believe that dedication and commitment to learning make the difference between success and failure.
We are required to publish information online about our pupil premium use and its impact.
Funding is allocated for any Looked After Child and for each child (Reception-Year 6) registered as eligible for Free School Meals currently or at any point in the last six years. Schools receive £1,345 per child. For 2020-21 our allocation was £130,465.
Barriers to achievement
Our plans and provision for this next academic year are subject to updated government guidance regarding Covid.
Our priority will be to minimise any learning gaps exacerbated during the prolonged absence, and to promote well being, stamina and learning of all pupils.
Having reviewed the impact of our strategy over the past three years, we will continue with approaches which have had clear and tangible impact. These include:
- High quality teaching with targeted support
- Pastoral provision
- Improving phonics and spelling
We aim for every single one of our disadvantaged children to reach at least national expectations in all areas. As a minimum, we want this group to achieve above the level at which all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally achieve. We also want the attendance of our Pupil Premium funded children to exceed the attendance of all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.
For further details, please see:
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2022-23
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2021-22
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2020-21
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2019-20
Eligibility for Free School Meals
If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals, even if you don’t want your child to eat school meals, please speak to the Principal, call into the office to collect a claim form or download one here. Every child who is eligible generates valuable funding to help us deliver the very best possible provision.
The date of the next Pupil Premium strategy review is July 2022.
Adopted Children Pupil Premium Questions and Answers
Read the Department for Education response to main queries on adopted children and Pupil Premium here.