The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source - DfE website
At St.Richard’s , we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.
We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the schools own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.
SWIMMING IN SCHOOLS
The National Curriculum requires that all schools provide swimming instruction.At St.Richard's all children in Years 3 and 4 receive a term of swimming teaching at the Westgate Centre.
For the 2017/18 academic year, the DfE has set out a new requirement for schools to publish details of how many pupils within their year 6 cohort can do each of the following:
At St.Richard's we currently have 31 out of 36 children who are able to achieve the requirements of the National Curriculum.
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