Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and Equality objectives

The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 and is a specific grant based on school census figures. The grant is calculated by the number of children entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), children who are looked after and those with parents in the armed forces.

This Pupil Premium is in addition to main school funding and is used by the school to improve progress and raise the standard of attainment for those pupils. This is done by removing barriers to learning and therefore closing the gap between the achievement of them and their peers.

Schools are required to publish information on how the Pupil Premium allocation is spent and the impact of this expenditure. In addition, they must set out how they plan to spend their funding for the coming year.

At Droxford, eligible pupils may benefit from the following:

  • Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA) which raises self-esteem and promotes positive learning attitudes
  • financial support for after-school clubs, trips and residentials to ensure all children have access to a broad and motivating curriculum
  • access to additional educational resources
  • Pupil Premium and Sports Premium funding is used in conjunction with school budget to employ a sports coach to enable sports-based lunchtime activities and high quality sports curriculum in the afternoons for all groups of children

Further details can be found on our Pupil Premium Funding Analysis and Strategy Document.