Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of  disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. The documents below show how we at Ryelands have used our pupil premium grant funding over the past academic year and how we plan to use any future funding. If you would like to speak to someone in school about pupil premium funding, please contact  Mr Dougan, the Deputy Headteacher.

Pupil Premium Grant allocations and Free School Meals

We would like to remind all parents and families that it is in their interests to register for their entitlement to Free School Meals and encourage them to do so as soon as possible. This is also true even if currently your child or children are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and already receiving Free Schools Meals. Children who are registered to receive Free School Meals benefit from access to additional services and reduced rates for some activities and trips. This begins in the year they are registered and does not end until they finish school here in Year 6.

For every child registered to receive Free School Meals, Ryelands will receive an additional sum of money to help support children in school, this is called the Pupil Premium Grant. We can use the money to provide additional services to support the learning of our most vulnerable children and also increase resources and opportunities for all children with an additional need who attend our school. In this section there are two reports showing how the money has been used over the last two academic years.

Strategy for spending the pupil Premium

For the current academic year, this document includes:

  • how much we have been allocated this year
  • how we intend to spend the pupil premium
  • the rationale for our spending decisions, including the barriers you’re looking to overcome
  • the intended impact
  • what effect last year’s pupil premium spending had within your school

This document is regularly reviewed to ensure accuracy and to account for any changes.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-24