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Early Years New Intake Open Morning will be Thursday 23rd November, 9:30-11am, including a school menu tasting... on Breakfast club from 7:45am daily. Last service 8:00am, cost £2... After School Activities finish this week (Friday 13th October) and resume after half term (Monday 30th October) Activities run from 3:20pm – 4:20pm apart from Judo, which will finish at 4:30pm... Follow us on Twitter @downderryschool and check out our new blog! "I really like all my teachers at Downderry School. They do fun lessons and I always learn new stuff everyday. I hope I can stay here forever" - (Pupil in Year 2). Please can we remind all parents that due to an increasing number of allergies within our school we are unable to issue party bags and cakes. We will continue to recognise birthdays in our Monday assemblies.

Pupil Premium

  • The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.

 

  • A fund of £625 million was introduced in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for:
    • every child registered as eligible for free school meals
    • children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer
    • children of armed forces personnel

 

  • From April 2012, pupil premium funding was also extended to:
    • all children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years

 

  • Current funding per pupil premium child in 2017/18 is £1320.

 

  • The Government believes that the pupil premium is the best way to address the current inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers.

 

  • The Inclusion Manager and Head Teacher oversee the organisation of all additional provision.

 

  • There is a link governor for pupil premium children who monitors the provision and its impact.

 

  • Pupil premium strategy is reviewed in September, at the start of each new academic year.
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