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Pupil premium strategy statement

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What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Forest Moor School receives additional funding for looked after children and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years. Please follow the link to the Department for Education to find out more about this funding.


We up-date our records regularly to make sure we have an accurate account of the school population.  However, if your circumstances change please inform the school office.


There are four categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

Disadvantaged pupils

  • Ever6 FSM pupils who are, or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years (Reception to Year 11)
  • Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Children who have left care through adoption

Service pupils

  • Ever6 Service pupils or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence (Reception to Year 11)


If you are in receipt of any of the following your child is eligible for free school meals:          

  • Income Support
  • Income based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child tax credit, provided they are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • The guarantee element of state pension credit
  • Employment support allowance


In line with our vision and values, Forest Moor School seeks to ensure the effectiveness of its use of the Pupil Premium.  As a result we have based our spending priorities on high quality research such as the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Teaching and Learning Toolkit, which is an accessible summary of educational research providing guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  You can find out more about this by downloading the Education Endowment Foundation toolkit


 Pupil Premium Statement

Summary Statement 

Academic Year 


School Role 

Start of school Year  


End Of school Year 


Number of Pupils Eligible 


Total PP budget.






Adopted or reside with

















18 pupils by the end of the school year drew the addition funding for pupil premium for supporting disadvantaged pupils to ensure they reach their full potential and educational inequality is reduced. The cohorts of pupils at Forest Moor School who are eligible for the additional funding do not always represent the most disadvantaged pupils in the school. As such the targeted funding strategy also adds value to other pupils in the school.




Barriers to Learning and attainment


Key Areas 












Pupils who are referred to Forest Moor School have found school attendance challenging and therefore have significant gaps in learning and education experience.




  • Forest Moor employs a Home School Liaison Worker who supports transition of pupils securing pupil wellbeing and reduced anxiety for both pupil and family.
  • Identification of key adult relationship.


  • Attendance for pupils following transition is significantly higher than in previous school.


  • Whole school attendance        91%
  • Pupil Premium attendance      93%





Identified targeted curriculum offer for a pupil unable to access on-site teaching and learning.




Bespoke package of alternative provision in partnership with Forest Moor School.


Maintained levels of engagement with education leading to accreditation at the end of key stage 4.


Additional  Family



Identification of challenge for pupils returning from school holiday periods.




  • Home school liaison worker co-ordinates continued support for families across school holidays.
  • Therapeutic interventions supported by home school liaison worker.
  • Day trips and respite during school holidays 
  • Return of pupils following holiday periods.


  • Pupils return to school with established adult relationships.
  • Peer relationships supported during the school holidays leading to improved dynamic and greater levels of engagement on return to school
  • Therapeutic support for families accessed by the hardest to reach pupils and their families.
  • Attendance levels for pupils remains high and is not impacted by breaks in routine and structure.

In School Barriers





Gaps in Learning

Gaps in pupils Literacy and numeracy identified at point of entry into the school


Additional literacy and Numeracy intervention delivered by staff. CPD for staff across the curriculum.

Quality first teaching with support from Teaching and learning assistants MITA training

for all TA’s

All TA’s have accessed the Maximizing teaching assistants training. Follow up to include MPTA

Interventions for Literacy and Numeracy have closed the Gaps in pupil learning. Targeted



In addition to the above Forest Moor has provided the following support for pupils;


  • Speech language and communication programs
  • Work place experience
  • Outdoor Education
  • Music lessons for individual and small groups
  • Therapeutic  interventions 
  • Holidays scheme support
  • Breakfast Club
  • Residential/camping trip
  • Lunchtime/Enrichment clubs Friday afternoon


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