Information for Parents & Carers

Pupil Premium & Sports Funding

The staff and Governors of Thrifwood are committed to ensuring that provision is made for all pupils to make maximum progress.

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it the most.  The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for Free School Meals, are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces.

We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals.  We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium Funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils which the school has identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and their well-being.

All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress in learning and personal skills, confidence, interaction, independence and emotional development.

The range of provision could include:

  • Participation in trips and visits
  • Residential experience
  • Social skills' activity groups
  • Providing individual or small group work
  • Participation in school clubs or holiday activities

Pupil attainment and progress is monitored regularly by teachers and the Leadership Team; this will identify specific individual need.

Once identified and when additional support has been provided, the overall effectiveness and impact will be evaluated. 

This will include:

  • Attainment and progress data
  • Feedback from pupil, staff and parents/carers
  • Evidence of learning - observation and/or photos

An annual statement on how Pupil Premium Funding has been used will be placed on the school's website and can be accessed by opening the attachment below.

Details of the most recent PE and School Sports Funding Plan can also be found below.
Please note that these details are updated at the beginning of each school year.

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