Historically, country wide, children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) have achieved less well academically. In order to improve outcomes for this group of children, the Government introduced extra funding (pupil premium) for all pupils who are currently in receipt of FSM from April 2011.
From April 2012 pupils who have received FSM at any time within the past 6 years were included. This funding has been made available to tackle disadvantage and to raise attainment.
Please see the documents below to see how we have allocated this funding and the impact it has had.
There is evidence that the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic will have been to widen the attainment gap between children in receipt of Pupil Premium and those not in receipt of Pupil Premium. There are allocated amounts of money which has been distributed to schools in order to try and combat this issue.
Key findings and implications of the impact of the covid closure of schools to most pupils (EEF 2020):
•School closures are likely to reverse progress made to close the gap (PP vs Non PP) in the last decade since 2011.
•Supporting effective remote learning will mitigate the extent to which the gap widens.
•Sustained support will be needed to help disadvantaged pupils catch up.
The median estimate indicates that the gap would widen by 36%
If you require a paper copy of any of the above documents you may request one from the school office.
For general enquiries please contact Helen Kearns in the school office.Robin Hood Primary School Beckhampton Road, Bestwood Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 5NA, UK 0115 9153982 - admin@robinhood.Nottingham.sch.uk
Paper copies of all documents and policies on the website are available from the school office.