Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  The amount received is dependent upon the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time during the last six years.  

We are committed to supporting improved outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils. In order to help them overcome their barriers to learning, and be happy and successful at Burscough Bridge Methodist School and in their future lives, we are guided by the following principles.

Aspiration and attainment for all

We have a whole school ethos of aspiration and attainment for all pupils and encourage all staff to convey positive and optimistic messages to all.

High expectations from & for all

We have high expectations for all and acknowledge unique challenges to learning can be overcome.

Quality of teaching and learning

We promote the power of positive, growth mindsets in our disadvantaged pupils to help inspire them to see and strive to meet their full potential.

Personalised provision

We ensure that personalised provision is in place for children who have barriers for learning identified and educational needs accurately assessed and met.

Utilise evidence and data

We utilise evidence (especially the Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit) to decide the most effective strategies in overcoming the barriers to learning.

Deploy staff effectively

We deploy staff effectively to work with pupils who need the most support and training is provided where necessary to support pupils' learning.

Good behaviour and attendance

We have systems in place which carefully monitor, manage and support good behaviour and attendance for all our pupils. If poor attendance is an issue, this is addressed as a priority.

Collect, analyse and use data 

Our teachers and leaders collect, analyse and use data to identify pupils' learning needs and review progress regularly. Underperformance is addressed rapidly through additional support and interventions.

Engage and empower families

Every effort is made to engage and empower parents and carers in the education and progress of their child.

Promote a sense of belonging

We believe in creating opportunities for our Pupil Premium-eligible children.  Using  extra-curricular activities and additional classroom or school-wide roles to promote a sense of belonging in our school.

Promoting a passion for learning

We aim to instill an enduring passion for learning in all our pupils by providing a strong grounding in English and mathematics and a broad base of skills and knowledge acquired across our rich and varied curriculum.

For more details

Pupil Premium Strategy