At Clapham Manor we are restless in our endeavours to ensure that all pupils achieve well and are empowered with the confidence, pride and ambition to take learning to the furthest possible point. Our aspirations for disadvantaged learners are realised by maintaining high expectations of all, providing quality first teaching through holistic and stimulating curriculum opportunities, critically and creatively identifying strategies for improvement and ensuring a robust understanding of the individual and unique barriers to achievement faced by pupils and their families. We are committed to fostering high self-esteem and a hunger for academic excellence, striving to ensure that every child’s potential is fulfilled.
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It was introduced in April 2011 to tackle attainment gaps between pupils from deprived backgrounds and their more affluent peers, addressing the existing inequalities and enabling the achievement gap to be narrowed or closed. These gaps persist through all stages of education, including entry into higher education. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children from low-income families who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM), children of service personnel and children who have been looked-after (LAC).