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Our aims for the use of the Pupil Premium

Our Aims

  • At Bishop Ridley we try to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to ‘vulnerable’ groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are properly identified and addressed.
  • We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We try to use Pupil Premium funding to support any pupils who can be described as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which identifies individuals; it is then used during the course of the academic year to support these children in a variety of ways;
  • We acknowledge that other pupils may be supported alongside pupil premium pupils and will benefit from what is provided.
  • We recognise that the needs of pupil premium pupils may not necessarily be academic, that they may be emotional, social, cultural or physical, and that we can use the Pupil Premium to address these needs.
  • We strive to raise the aspirations of all pupils, by showing them what education can offer.  By teaching them about the wider world we try to show them what opportunities can be afforded by valuing education, that we are all learners and that success comes from hard work and dedication.


The progress and attainment of all pupils are tracked and monitored throughout the year and class teachers, along with the SENCO, will ensure that all pupils receive the support and intervention they need to continue to make good progress and meet the end-of-year expectations.