Click here to read our Pupil Premium Policy.
The Reach Free School Pupil Premium Strategy and Spending Plan 2018-19
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is funding specifically targeted at raising achievement and improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. The level of funding is based on the number of pupils that a school has on roll who were eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as “Ever 6 FSM”). Schools also receive funding for ‘Children Looked After’ or ‘Children of Service Personnel.
The DFE has given schools the freedom to use the Pupil Premium grant as they see fit, based upon our knowledge of our pupils’ needs. However, we are accountable for the use of this funding.
Here at The Reach Free School, our pupils are at the centre of our approach to closing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more advantaged peers. We pride ourselves on having high aspirations and ambitions for all of our pupils equally and we are dedicated to ensuring all of our pupils strive for and achieve their very best in all they do both in the classroom and beyond.
Quality First Teaching, Barriers to Learning & Intervention
The Reach Free School recognises the value and uniqueness of every pupil, and we understand that some pupils need more support to ensure that the community is inclusive and equal. Quality first teaching is essential for pupils to succeed; it is the lesson by lesson progress that pupils make that is the key to their long term success. We will work towards removing any barriers to learning our pupils may face such as: poor attendance, literacy and numeracy difficulties and any emotional or behavioural challenges. However, we never confuse eligibility for the Pupil Premium with low ability, we support all disadvantaged pupils to help them achieve the highest levels. Expenditure and everything that we do with the Pupil Premium Grant ties into our ethos, ACE: Achievement, Community and Enjoyment.
Strategy, Expenditure and Impact
To read about how we spent the Pupil Premium Grant in the 2017/18 academic year and the impact of this spending, click here.
To read about how we are spending the Pupil Premium Grant in the 2018/19 academic year, click here.
To read the strategy for closing the gap 2018/19 click here.