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The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's budget. It was introduced in 2011 and is based on the number of pupils currently/previously entited to Free School Meals and Looked After from/in Care. Schools are are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
Here at Kirkham and Wesham we are committed to ensuring that this funding is used to minimise barriers to learning and address any underlying inequalities for eligible pupils by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Our commitment in this area was recognised by the Department for Education who wrote to our school in February 2016 stating that....we were one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils since 2011.
We continue to ensure that we analyse barriers to learning, analyse attainment and progress and put in appropriate strategies for all our disadvantaged pupils.