Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools for children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This also includes pupils eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). This is because nationally, the attainment of this group of children is not as strong as their peers.

Schools are able to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding to best support the children and each year we publish information online detailing how we have used this funding. At Draycott Primary School we recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and look for individual ways to support each child to achieve their very best. We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. In addition, we make use of educational research such as The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, to guide us on how best to use the school’s resources to improve pupil’s attainment.

We encourage parents to apply for Free School Meals. Children who receive Free School Meals are not identified or viewed as different to their peers. Please contact Miss Williams or Mrs P Smith in the school office for further information.