What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. Those from disadvantaged backgrounds often do not do as well as their more advantaged peers and the funds are aimed at helping to bridge the gap. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
If your child does not have Free School Meals currently, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them anyway.
Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
Check your eligibility and apply for free school meals using the link below
Click here to access the Coventry Council website to see if you are eligible for Free School Meals.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy
Please find our detailed, most current Pupil Premium Strategy by clicking the button below:
Our Pupil Premium Strategy Impact
To review the latest detailed end of year data and see how our Pupil Premium Strategy has impacted on pupils' results, please click on the button below.
Thinking more about the Pupil Premium
At Ravensdale, our intention is that all pupils make good progress in their use of academic and personal skills as well as in their development of knowledge. We think holistically about our all learners, but especially so when it comes to our vulnerable or disadvantaged pupils: we are committed to doing the best we can for all.
At Ravensdale, we provide an innovative yet academically rigorous curriculum that develops values in our pupils – values which inspire, empower, and support our pupils in being the best they possibly can be. We intentionally partner with and support parents in their role as primary educators, and we aim to serve, and create, a welcoming, compassionate, diverse and vibrant community in our school. Our curriculum is designed to give our pupils knowledge and skills connected to our 4Cs – communication, culture, conflict and conservation. In this way, we believe our curriculum design helps to empower all our pupils, particularly those who may be disadvantaged, to tackle inequality by contributing to making a difference in the world – both whilst they are part of the Ravensdale family and once they move on.
We want to give our pupils the best chance we can to achieve impactful attainment across our curriculum because we believe that this in turn gives them the best chance of achieving success in their lives beyond and after primary school. We aim to support our pupils in achieving this irrespective of their background, prior attainment or any other additional challenges they may face.
Ravensdale takes a truly whole school approach to supporting our vulnerable or disadvantaged pupils; we all understand our responsibility for these pupils’ outcomes and for fostering high expectations of what they can achieve.
All our staff know they can contribute with value and impact to improving the lives of our all pupils and we're committed to doing so.