Pupil Premium

This information is published as a result of a new requirement from H.M. Government and the Department for Education which requires a maintained school to publish this information on an annual basis.  Our Pupil Premium allocation is £36,900 for 33 children out of our 71.  This is 46% of our total pupil intake.

Blanche Nevile School is a Special School for Deaf Children in North London with places for children aged 3 to 16.   Pupil Premium is allocated to students from low income families.  There are laid down criteria as to whom and how students qualify.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However, we are accountable as to how the additional funding has been used to support pupils.

From September 2012 Pupil Premium has been targeted at improving students’ life and social skills.  ‘Interventions’ is the title the school uses for students who, by our assessment and target setting, are not making as much progress as expected.  Pupil Premium has been used to fund some of the teacher led sessions.

At Blanche Nevile, we believe in developing and extending children’s learning as much as possible. Enrichment broadens horizons, develops new skills and contributes to children’s personal and social development. We try and extend learning beyond the classroom as much as possible and link it to real life experiences.

  • Trips and visits
  • Visitors to the school
  • Specialist Music Workshops
  • Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children
  • Access to lunch time and after school clubs

Pupil Premium is also used to fund additional individual or small group programmes for those children on Free School Meals who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential. These cover areas such as language development, literacy and numeracy skills and emotional and social development.

Our Resources Committee requests quarterly updates concerning how the Pupil Premium is used. This will also be reported to Full Governing Body Meetings.