Pupil Premium Statement
The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The pupil premium is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be currently eligible for free school meals or who have claimed within the last 6 years. It is also for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months by the Local Authority. Children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how it has been used.
We organise teaching and learning at Dorchester Primary in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way. We allocate some of the Pupil Premium money to make sure all children have their needs met through quality first teaching. Dorchester ensures that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that our socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met. Dorchester primary further supports these groups using strategies that are beyond the remit of the expenditure report.
We recognise that not all children in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged receive the Pupil Premium Grant. Given this, we carefully track how well disadvantaged children are achieving as a group compared to their peers at Dorchester and nationally.