The ‘pupil premium’ is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

To be eligible for pupil premium pupils must be:

Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils, and schools do not have to spend pupil premium so that it solely benefits eligible pupils. Pupil premium can be used to support other pupils with identified needs, such as pupils who have or have had a social worker, or pupils who act as a carer.

Our aim is to raise the ambition, attainment, self-esteem, and resourcefulness of our students so that they achieve the best possible outcomes comparable with their peers and make a successful transition to the next phase of learning or employment.

Our Key Priorities at the Emily Davison School

  1. To have high expectations of each individual student whether disadvantaged or non-disadvantaged.
  2. To raise the achievement of disadvantaged students.
  3. To increase the self‐esteem, integrity, honesty, confidence and ambition of disadvantaged students by enhancing their culture capital, by ensuring they have access to a wide range of opportunities including curriculum trips, reward programmes, residential programmes, curriculum raising achievement events and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural) experiences through our Personal Development programme.
  4. To work effectively and closely in partnership with the parents of Disadvantaged students.
  5. To continue to improve the effectiveness of transition work with the feeder schools and PRU in relation to disadvantaged students including a tailored transition plan.
  6. To reduce the number of NEETS by continuing to provide high quality Post 16 guidance, advice and support.
  7. To improve attendance rates of pupil premium students through personalised timetables and home / school support through the relevant Link Worker.


PP DfE Statement EWD School

Pupil Premium Spr 24 review

If you have any further questions around the use of pupil premium funds and how they are utilised please contact Giles Brown.