Our guiding principles
At Pixmore all pupils are equally valued, whatever their social disadvantage. We have made a commitment to meeting the academic, social and pastoral needs of all pupils and to narrowing the achievement gap between socially disadvantaged pupils and the rest. We use a range of measures to identify children who fall within this category, including those who do not qualify, or are registered for free school meals. This includes using teacher and formal assessments to measure academic progress and attainment, as well as considering the emotional well-being of our pupils as we hold a strong belief in considering the holistic needs of our pupils.
We consult with our parents regularly to support their children and publish an annual statement detailing how Pupil Premium money has been spent on our website. Paper copies are also available on request.
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding that is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.
As a school in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, we are accountable to our parents and school community for how we are using this additional resource to narrow the achievement gaps of our pupils. New measures have been included in the performance tables published annually on a national level. They capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
If you think your child might be eligible for free school meals, please click on the link below for more information on how to apply.