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About the Pupil Premium Grant

At The Willows Primary School we strive to achieve the best for every child in our care. We believe that pupils should be given the opportunity to reach their potential and succeed regardless of their background or ability. The pupil premium grant is used to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement.

The aim of the premium is to improve social mobility, to enable more pupils on free school meals to get to the top universities and to reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally. Pupils looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel are entitled to this premium in addition to any children who are currently entitled to or have been entitled to free school meals in the last six years.

As a school we decide how the allocated pupil premium funding should be spent. We consider each child as a unique individual and and decide what additional provision should be made for them. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used as well as the impact of any provision.

You can find out how we have allocated our funding for this academic year below.