Pupil Premium

"The school has always worked hard at supporting the disadvantaged pupils in school and providing them with a strong start in life - both academically and emotionally and socially." - School Governor


"The inclusion team at school have always supported both my child and me throughout their time at MV, I will always be thankful." - Parent of a former pupil

At Morley Victoria we recognise that every child, regardless of their background, should have equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life in Britain today and to benefit their future. The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money to pupils from poorer backgrounds in order to “close the gap” between richer and poorer children and also provides funding to those who have parents / carers serving in the armed forces to help improve their academic performance.

Schools that are awarded the funding by the Government are given the freedom to spend the money as they choose, as they know best how to plan and make provisions for their pupils. The impact of The Pupil Premium is primarily measured through Ofsted inspections, pupil attainment and progress and the emotional and social outcomes for our children.

Morley Victoria is a ‘can do’ school for all, where every child matters.  We are an inclusive school who work exceptionally hard to make sure all children achieve their potential through extending knowledge and skills and providing a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum.  Our ‘Pupil Premium’ children, along with the rest, are very closely tracked to ensure they are making very good progress each year.  We also make sure that we document any extra provision (which is then linked to finance) they are receiving to help close any gaps they may have in their learning or development.  We adopt a plan, do, review cycle to ensure that wave one teaching and interventions are having the required impact on each child’s progress. 

All of our Pupil Premium children make progress and achieve well, leaving our school with the skills to face the challenges in the next stage of their education.

As an outward facing school, we always want to improve our offer for all pupils. We  are a forward thinking school who always engage with the latest educational research and as such we are participating in the 'Leeds Partnership Project' working alongside the Research Schools' Network and the EEF to measure the impact of a chosen measure on our disadvantaged pupils. Our Pupil Premium Leader attended 4 sessions in the the 21/22 academic year as part of the project launch; and this year, 22/23 we will begin the implementation of a three-year plan. Our school project will be based on Metacognition: we have already established a drive team who have received training on Metacogntion in the Autumn term. Attached below is our implementation plan.  

*Please note we were unable to calculate progress measures for 2020-21 therefore we cannot compare to national figures*