The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. The funding is allocated to most effectively target additional support where it is needed most.
Beam County Primary school was awarded the London Mayor’s Schools for Success Programme. The award is a tribute to the excellent work of our teachers in ensuring that all our pupils made remarkable progress, particularly our low-achieving students. We also provide a platform for other schools to learn from us. For further information, please press this link.
Please read the information below, which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
What is Pupil Premium?
The Department of Education has allocated additional funds to schools called the ‘Pupil Premium Grant’, which is specifically aimed at raising attainment and helping improve the life chances of pupils who receive free school meals. This is because children on free school meals (FSM) tend to perform less well at school, be less likely to go on to higher education and be more likely to be unemployed as adults. While we know this will not be the case for all children on free school meals, we are pleased that the Government recognises that these children can sometimes face more significant challenges than others during their time in school.
It is vital that all parents/carers of children eligible to do so register for free school meals even if you do not choose to have them, as the grant enables us to provide extra resources for your children.
To find out whether your child qualifies for free school meals and hence whether we would receive additional funding, click below:
Our Pupil Premium Grant
At Beam County Primary School, we are committed to providing the best teaching for every child in our school. We strive to achieve a stimulating interactive learning environment and value the contribution of parents/carers and the wider community.
The Pupil Premium Grant is used to support pupils in various ways. It can be in a short burst or over a longer term such as a term, two terms, a year or more. It may include additional staffing, resources, enrichment, or access to opportunities that enhance learning and aspiration.
Please click on the links below for details on expenditures: