Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is granted to schools to ‘address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.’

Park View believes in providing the best possible education for children from all backgrounds and of all abilities. We are proud of our fully inclusive approach, offering a wide range of activities and resources for all of our pupils both in and outside of school.

Pupil premium funding has allowed us to fully fund, as well as subsidise, particular areas of school life for our more disadvantaged children whilst on many occasions letting us improve provision for other students who do not qualify for pupil premium.

As a direct result of received pupil premium funds, we have employed a number of specialist staff to support our most disadvantaged children to ensure that they can fully engage in the education we offer and maximise their learning opportunities.

We use external evidence to help us decide on the best strategies for improving outcomes for disadvantaged students. This comes in the form of research carried out by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the national Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) as well as our internal impact research.

Pupil Premium funding provides the school with the financial assurance that we are able to plan whole school priorities, safe in the knowledge that we can support all children in making progress, through providing a fully inclusive, safe and fun place to be that is accessible to everyone regardless of financial pressures placed upon families.

Here is the link to our detailed summary of how we spend Pupil Premium Funding.