Pupil Premium 

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (“FSM”) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, children of Service Families and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from these families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium. This information is reviewed in May of each year.

The main barriers to educational achievement at Fairhaven CE VA Primary are Social & Emotional and Communication & Language.

Pupils are supported through targeted speech and language provision, extra support inside and outside the classroom and through support purchased from outside agencies such as The Benjamin Foundation.

Close monitoring of academic performance and progress, and collection of soft data,  demonstrates that children in receipt of Pupil Premium achieve  in line with their peers.

Please click here to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2021/2022