The pupil premium is money given to schools each year by the Government to boost the attainment of disadvantaged children.
It is based on research that demonstrates that children from families with low income often perform less well than their classmates. Children who are entitled to pupil premium can face hurdles such as difficulty with language and communication, poor confidence and low attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is designed to directly benefit eligible children and help narrow the gap between them and their peers.
Primary schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children in Reception to Year 6 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income
- Children in care
- Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
- Children recorded as being from service families
Changes are afoot in our EYFS unit! We are excited to announce that from September, we will have a separate nursery alongside two smaller Reception classes. We have had so much interest in nursery places this year that we have not been able to accommodate everyone’s wishes for extra hours or morning vs afternoon sessions. This has resulted in disappointment for some families and in other families being unable to attend our nursery as planned. A designated nursery class from September will allow us to offer a mix of full and part time places, up to about 12 full time and 28 part time.
14/01/2020 - Panto in school: Beauty and the Beast
15/01/2020 - Career Day - open afternoon from 2pm
16/01/2020 - Special meal day (sandwiches invited to book a dinner)
21/01/2020 - Swimming starts - Howden class
05/02/2020 - Try a meal with your child (parents invited to dinner) followed by Online Safety Open Afternoon (2pm)
17/02/2020 - HALF TERM
24/02/2020 - INSET DAY