Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Buxton


At Buxton School, our intention is that all pupils, from ages 3 to 16, will achieve, progress and flourish irrespective of their socio-economic background. Our goal is to ensure that all of our disadvantaged learners feel represented, challenged and engaged by our curriculum and extra-curricular experiences throughout their journey with us from Reception to Year 11.

We have considered the various needs and challenges facing our disadvantaged pupils throughout our Secondary and Primary Phases and have addressed some of the core issues facing our pupils in our Pupil Premium Strategy.

Quality first teaching for all learners is at the heart of our strategy. We understand the importance of all learners, regardless of their academic ability, being supported and challenged in every lesson. Supporting pupils to progress and achieve their full academic potential drives our strategy and we believe that all staff are responsible for the progress of disadvantaged pupils at Buxton.

Close monitoring and intervention are key to driving their academic progress, however cultural and creative enrichment is also a key priority for us. We value the importance of cultural, creative and social development of pupils and strive to develop this enrichment activities, guest speakers and through our curriculum.

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012-13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals measure). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel. 

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups.

Our Pupil Premium Statements below detail how we have spent our Pupil Premium funding and the impact that it has had. 

Check your child’s eligibility for free school meals here: https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/schools-education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/free-school-meals


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