MCPA uses its pupil premium funding to support children to make excellent progress and access a wide range of cultural and educational opportunities.
Spending and its impact is tracked using a system called 'edukey', through this system each child who is eligible for additional funding has a personalised plan.
It is important to note that many more than the proportions of children who receive pupil premium benefit from high levels of support due to their EAL status or being an International New Arrival, which is not funded.
The main 'barriers' to learning which our disadvantaged children experience are around levels of literacy and often delayed speech in early years.
The current main aims of the pupil premium spending are:
1. To raise levels of attainment, particularly in literacy/reading.
2. To ensure that all children have a broad range of educational and cultural opportunities.
3. To address levels of speech development in early years.
The pupil premium strategy will be reviewed in July 2020.