Thames Ditton Infant School

Loving Learning and Growing Together

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools on the basis of: children from low-income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM); those who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years; those adopted from local authority care; and those who are currently 'looked after'. Pupils from service families are also eligible for another strand of the pupil premium funding.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit to support all of these children, including those of high ability. Our strategy sets out how this funding is planned in and how it had impacted pupils in previous years.

All disadvantaged pupils have case studies in school to illustrate provision, progress and attainment as well as to set ambitious targets with half-termly milestones to support achieving these. These are also used to measure the impact of provided provisions. The effectiveness of the pupil premium funding is measured in case studies by the progress seen in pupil attitudes as well as learning outcomes.