Pupil Premium



Amount Allocated

Pupil Premium Strategy
The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, who research shows underachieve compared to their non-disadvantaged peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals. The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’. Schools are accountable for narrowing the gap, and school performance tables include new measures that show the attainment of pupils who receive the pupil premium compared with their peers.

In order to meet the above requirements, The Forest View Academy will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. Our priority will be focused on ‘narrowing the gap’ for those pupils not on track to achieve the ‘expected standard’ at the end of Key Stage 2, or to make good progress. As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, the academy will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed through termly pupil progress monitoring.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, The Forest View Academy recognises that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. The academy also recognises that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. The Forest View Academy has the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil of groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.


How it is used

Pupil Premium is used for all children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children who are Looked After and children of Armed Services Personnel.

Targeted funding is used:

  • To provide carefully chosen intervention programmes delivered by highly trained Teaching Assistants
  • To provide a phonics and early reading specialist across school.
  • To part fund a pastoral and safeguarding lead.
  • To deliver one to one reading tuition
  • To fund a range of after school provision, such as: Booster English and Maths groups
  • To provide a reduction in class sizes
  • To support with subsidising educational visits: residential trips so all children have equal access to the experiences we offer (enrichment support)