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Chipping Ongar Primary School

Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

What is the Pupil Premium?


The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011.  Its purpose is to provide additional funding to support schools in raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between their achievement nationally and that of their peers.  
Children who are eligible to receive Pupil Premium Funding through the school include those who have been eligible for free school meals at any time during their primary school years or those who are or who have ever been in local authority care.


How do we spend it?


Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they see fit to support pupils.  The school’s pupil premium funding, which is being used in a variety of ways, will be benefitting pupils from those vulnerable groups either directly or indirectly.


The focus is the raising of standards for all children. The main success criteria for the spending of the Pupil Premium Grant is on ensuring all pupils can reach their academic potential by concentrating on the core areas of English and Mathematics. The funding is also used to ensure there is equality of access to all children and that all children can be included in experiences which provide a quality of life.


The spending may support all children at the school having access to activities, including residential, that broaden horizons and learning experiences beyond which the classroom can provide where possible. The clubs and activities for which the funding could provide access contribute highly to good learning behaviours, such as concentration, self discipline, resilience and responsibility and to developing the right attitudes to learning.


Please see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statements for further information.


Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937

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