The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. It was introduced in 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Looked after children and those of service personnel also attract funding.
At Featherbank the funding has been used in a variety of ways to give opportunities, experiences and support to pupils who are disadvantaged. Examples of teaching and learning support include:
The curriculum is enriched by:
We would encourage all families who may be eligible for free school meals to claim them. A healthy, balanced midday meal promotes the health of your child and his/her learning in school. See the government website; the office staff can also assist you.