The Government provides academies and schools with additional funding to help reduce inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students who are on free school meals (FSM) and their peers.
This funding is called the Pupil Premium.
Details of how we plan to allocate our pupil premium and the impact it has previously made can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page.
Every academy and school can select how they choose to use their Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for students. Every school needs to be held accountable for how this money is spent, which is why we make details of how it is used available on our website.
The purpose of Pupil Premium
- The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals and allocated to a school as a proportion of any children who have been receiving FSM in the previous 6 years.
- The Pupil Premium recently increased to £1385 and has been extended to children who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years.
Pupil Premium focus and impact at Briar Hill Primary School
- The Pupil Premium funding that is received by Briar Hill Primary School is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning. This extra money is specifically targeted for the most disadvantaged children.
- We value all children equally whatever their background, and aim to provide a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, culture, religion or ability. The school was awarded Flagship School for Inclusion status.
- Quality first teaching following the Rosenshine Principles with qualified teachers lessons have been timetabled to allow modelled and scaffolded teaching available for vulnerable groups. This allows us to give every child the chance to go as far as their abilities and effort can carry them and close the gap.
- Our Pastoral and Inclusion team includes five members, they work alongside the teacher to provide additional support for the most disadvantaged.
The Pastoral and inclusion team can provide a bridge across academic and pastoral support roles. This will involve dealing with all of those who make up the learning partnership, including parents, as the role is typically about forming a relationship with the pupil, school staff and parents or carers in order to improve the pupil’s achievement.
Information about the pupil premium impact for previous years and planned spend for 2021-22 is available to download.
Sports Premium Funding
The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education and sport in primary schools.
Schools can choose how they use the funding to best improve their sports provision, sport participation and attainment. Information and details about the sports premium impact for previous years and planned spend for 2021-22 is available to download below.
Pupil Premium Documents
- Briar Pupil Premium Plan 2017 18
- Briar Pupil Premium Plan 2018 19
- Briar Pupil Premium Plan 2019 20
- Briar Pupil Premium Plan 2020 21
- Briar Pupil Premium Plan 2021 2022
- Briar Pupil Premium Plan 2021 2022 Update July 2022
- Briar Sports Premium Impact Report 2019 20
- Briar Sports Premium Plan 2017 18
- Briar Sports Premium Plan 2018 19
- Briar Sports Premium Plan 2019 20
- Briar Sports Premium Plan 2020 21
- Briar Sports Premium Plan 2020 21 Impact
- Briar Sports Premium Plan 2021 22
- Briar Sports Premium Plan 2022 23