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Infant Academy

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Plan

The Pupil Premium explained

All schools need to ensure that they are able to give a full account of the use of Pupil Premium funding allocated to the school on the basis of those pupils who are in receipt of free school meals. 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. The Pupil Premium Strategy is a three-year strategy to include focused actions for the year ahead to support disadvantaged children. 

The three focused actions within the following areas: 1. High quality teaching, 2. targeted academic support and 3.wider strategies.

We follow the guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). This forms a key part of our evidenced based research and is referenced through our strategy document. In addition to this, pupil progress meetings with our staff team ensure discussions about this group of pupils happen on a regular basis to monitor their provision and progress regularly throughout the year in all areas of their development. The cycle below reflects our approach.



  • We are committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils.
  • We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupil or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
  • Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
  • Not all eligible pupils will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

At any one time, our cohort of Pupil premium is above national average.