Groombridge St. Thomas CE Primary School

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Key Info

Pupil premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged pupils. This is through raising attainment and closing the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children, children adopted from care and service children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

How we use Pupil Premium funding

At Groombridge St Thomas, our aim is for every child to flourish. We use the Pupil Premium to:

  • develop high-quality teaching, for example through professional development
  • provide targeted academic support, such as one-to-one or small group tuition
  • tackle non-academic barriers to academic success, such as difficulties with attendance, behaviour and social and emotional wellbeing
  • provide opportunities to attend breakfast club and after school clubs free of charge
  • provide a subsidy towards school uniform
  • subsidise trips and enrichment activities

An evaluation of how we spend the grant and its impact can be found here.

 Pupil Premium Strategy