During last academic year, only a minority of students were eligible for pupil premium and we received £2,805. The funding was used to appoint an external street dance instructor to come in and provide street dancing lessons on a weekly basis in order to increase their engagement in physical activity as well as their social interactions with other students and adults. This was also of benefit to other students of the school who were able to join in with the sessions. Some of this money was also put towards horse riding for these students which benefits them by building their confidence in the community and helping them to learn new skills.
For this academic year, again a minority of students have been confirmed as eligible for pupil premium and we received £2,805. These students have a mixture of physical conditions that prevent them from engaging fully with the curriculum at the school. Therefore the allocation has once again been put towards street dancing sessions and horse riding which enables them to take part and excel in physical activities which benefit them in all areas of the curriculum. The impact of this is measured in the increase in achievement for the eligible students as well as an increase in their general physical health. A review of the pupil premium approach will be undertaken next academic year or sooner if there is a change of circumstances.