In 2011 the pupil premium was introduced to increase the attainment and aspiration of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and close the gap between them and their peers. The pupil premium grant is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the new Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.
For the academic year 2017-18 Lime Academy Larkswood received Pupil Premium funding for 205 pupils that amounted to £274,660.
In the academic year 2018-2019 Lime Academy Larkswood will receive £235,060 of Pupil Premium funding, supporting 175 children in total.
We use this funding to support:
- additional teaching and non-teaching staff working across the school to accelerate progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in reading, writing and maths.
- to provide after school enrichment activities and booster classes for pupils
- subsidised places for pupils at breakfast club, after school clubs and school trips
- opportunities for greater involvement of parents
- opportunities for children to access subsidised music tuition
Our next strategy review will take place in July 2019.