Special needs and additional provision

Pupil premium funding

Pupil premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools were allocated funding to support low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

 Sports premium funding

The government is providing additional funding (at least £8,000 per school) to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to report on the Year 6 swimming achievement 2019-2020.

Catch-up funding

The Government announced £1 billion of funding to support pupils and young people to catch up lost time after school closures due to the pandemic.  Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.  Schools must be able to show they are using the funding to resume teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible following partial or full school closure.  


SEND stands for special educational needs and disability. We hope that the Local Offer, introduced by the government Green Paper in 2011, will provide you with, and help you to understand, information that can support families with children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). This document is written in conjunction with the South East Framework and answers 14 questions that enable you as parents and carers to make decisions about how best to support your children’s needs. 

Our SEND co-ordinator (SENDco) is Mrs Steph Garwood, one of the DVSF deputy headteachers who can be contacted via the school office.

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