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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is something we use to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils at Beechwood Junior School. It is calculated by the number of children entitled to Free School Meals at the school. Please use the following link to see the current Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for Beechwood Junior School Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-2024

How does the Pupil Premium work?

The Pupil Premium is a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils. The school will use the latest evidence-based research on proven strategies which work to narrow the attainment gaps and adapt these as necessary to meet the needs of our pupils.

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding will support in creating a fair education and achieving our vision for all pupils.

The school uses the grant to support these children, which comprise pupils with a range of different abilities, to narrow any achievement gaps between them and their peers.

We also recognise that not all pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than their peers. In such cases, the grant will be used to help improve pupils’ progress and attainment so that they can reach their full potential

Eligible pupils

The school encourages our parents and carers to register for PPG in a sensitive and supportive manner, and to remove any potential barriers or stigma attached to claiming benefits to having a low income.

We recognise the vital role that parents and carers plat in the lives of their children. Eligible children receive additional support in order to ensure progress in core subjects.

The school recognises the fact that pupils with Free School Meals are not a homogenous group and cover a wide range of needs. They may receive support individually or with other children and may not receive this for the entire school year.