The pupil premium has one central aim: to improve outcomes for all socio-economically disadvantaged pupils. The pupil premium is paid for every eligible pupil in our school. This means that we can target our resources to the individual needs of pupils, so that they can flourish.

Our intent

At Coppermill, our intention is that all pupils, regardless of their background or  challenges they may face, make good progress and attain highly across all subject areas.  We ensure that teaching and learning meets the needs of all our pupils and a school-wide commitment to securing and raising achievement for disadvantaged pupils; this includes securing progress for those who are already high attainers. 

We are aware of some common barriers to learning for disadvantaged pupils as well as the unique individual challenging circumstances that pupils can face. 

Our intent is to support the challenges faced by vulnerable pupils, such as those who have a social worker, young carers and other complex family situations, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not.

We recognise that the most important factor affecting pupil progress is the quality of teaching being delivered. High-quality teaching underpins our approach, with an emphasis on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. We know, through experience, research and outcomes that high quality teaching has the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantage pupils in our school.

A strategic approach to professional development and systems in place ensures that all pupils have access to high quality teachers who teach a varied and enriching curriculum – adapted effectively to build on prior learning as well as ensuring pupils are challenged and supported. They are supported by experienced. well-trained and committed support staff who understand the barriers to learning and how to support this in a school setting. Our inclusion team work closely with staff and families to remove barriers to learning.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

Our statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in the academic year 2023-2024, and outcomes for disadvantaged pupils last academic year.