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Ambler promotes a culture that supports and challenges children to achieve more through our DREAMS ethos. Our six core values that improve achievement and are key to success in life are: Determination, Resilience, Enthusiasm, Ambition, Motivation and Self-belief.

This DREAMS ethos threads through every aspect of school life, curriculum, behaviours, having high aspirations. It is central to our belief that whatever your circumstances you can achieve more.

We support children and their families offering a challenging, high quality and creative approach to learning and achievement.

Background to Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 by the coalition government. Its aims were to improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners and to narrow the attainment gap between them and their more affluent peers. The government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. At Ambler we use the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment.

Our Approach

We ring-fence our Pupil Premium funding to ensure that it benefits all pupils. There is a designated member of the senior leadership team responsible for overseeing all spending, which is based on data analysis and informed by cutting-edge research. We use a meta-analyses, known as a Toolkit, which is designed by the Education Endowment Foundation to summarise a large body of research into a manageable amount of information. A member of the governing body is a link governor for Pupil Premium.

Our spending always:

  • Links to gaps in attainment
  • Uses close data analysis on a regular basis to check the impact of interventions and spend
  • Makes sure that all teaching is good/outstanding
  • Uses up-to-date research to inform best practice

All staff are aware of who their Pupil Premium children are and meet regularly with phase leaders to discuss progress and attainment. Money is used to benefit all Pupil Premium children and supports higher and lower ability children by extending provision and training teachers in the latest developments around cognitive development.

Latest Spending

Results and attainment continue to show a marked outcome in improvement outcomes for all of our children. To read the full Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2019-20, please just click here, or you can also look at older documents in the archive below. You can also consult our Pupil Premium Policy here.


  • Pupil Premium Statement 2018-2019

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