Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil premium is funding to improve the educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

At Brookvale Primary School we regularly assess the needs of our children and evaluate the impact of provision funded by the Pupil Premium. This annual audit then allows us to use the funding strategically to improve attainment (see below strategy), drawing on evidence of effective practice. 

Evidence shows that using pupil premium funding to improve teaching quality is the most effective way to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. By doing so, schools will inevitably benefit non-eligible pupils as well. As a school, we use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching. 

1. Teaching

Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:

  • training and professional development for teachers
  • recruitment and retention
  • support for teachers early in their careers

2. Targeted academic support

Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:

  • one-to-one tuition
  • small group tuition
  • speech and language therapy

3. Wider approaches

Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:

  • school breakfast clubs
  • counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing