Pupil Premium Strategy
At Tower Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that each individual pupil receives the very best education allowing them to reach their full potential academically and socially. This belief is reflected in our school vision:
At Tower Primary School, our core values of care, honesty, determination, respect, responsibility and appreciation will permeate school life and enable our children to feel happy and confident witin a safe and supportive community.
We will all work together: nurturing our children to be resilient and offering the very best education. By building a challenging and engaging curriculum, underpinned by a strong, positive learning culture, we will ensure that every child is able to become a lifelong learner, independently striving to succeed,
Our growth mindset and learning to learn culture ensures that we have the highest expectations and that we continually strive to ensure that no pupil is left behind.
When deciding how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant ('PPG') it is important that we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by Pupil Premium pupils in the context of our school. The reasons for underachievement are many and varied and could include; less support at home; social and emotional difficulties due to complex family situations or attendance and punctuality difficulties. Each child entitled to the PPG is unique in their situation and our response to their needs must reflect this.
With this in mind, at Tower we aim to build the capacity and expertise to enable us to provide a highly personalised programme of support in order to allow each child to reach his/her full potential.
Our key objective in using the PPG is to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between those entitled to Pupil Premium and those not.
We will ensure that:
The progress and attainment of all pupils at Tower is carefully tracked and analysed from a rich field of data in order to draw conclusions and develop action plans. We also make use of a wide range of educational research in order to decide how best to spend our funding to maximise the opportunities for our pupils.
Our funding priorities for 2017-18 (from January 2018) fall into 4 key areas:
We will review our strategy in July 2018
Pupil premium: The Facts
Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The level of premium for 2013-14 was £900 per primary pupil, rising to £1300 per pupil for 2014-15. The reason for this is that Nationally, children who are or have been eligible for free school meals have underachieved academically, for a variety of reasons. Further information can be found at
The document below details the way that the Pupil Premium Grant is spent at Tower Primary School & Nursery.