Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional government funding given to schools to help them tackle problems faced by socially disadvantaged children and to close the attainment gap between those children and their peers.  Schools are free to use the pupil premium as they see fit but are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support low income families.

How is Pupil Premium allocated?

The main basis of allocation is an amount paid in respect of each child known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time during the last six years.  The principle behind this is that as a group, children eligible for free school meals have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for free school meals.  In addition, amounts are paid for looked after children and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Our principles for allocating Pupil Premium

We have adopted the following principles for ensuring that the use of pupil premium is appropriate to the needs of our School:

  • We recognise that teaching and learning must meet the needs of all pupils.
  • We recognise that there has been a history of lower attainment for socially disadvantaged children.  However, not all socially disadvantaged children are in receipt of free school meals or are low attainers.  Moreover, low attainment occurs in other social groups and some free school meals children are high attainers.  A carefully balanced approach is therefore required.
  • Use of pupil premium is subject to continuous close monitoring to ensure that its use is effective.

Success criteria and monitoring

To ensure the effective use of Pupil Premium we monitor progress made by Pupil Premium children compared with progress made by all children.

Impact of pupil premium funding 2016 – 2017

The table below shows the percentage of children, at the end of Key Stage Two, who met the expected standards.


Reading Writing Maths
Pupil Premium 33% 67% 33%
All Pupils 50% 67% 56%


The table below shows the percentage of children, at the end of Key Stage One, who have met the expected standards.


Reading Writing Maths
Pupil Premium 57% 57% 43%
All Pupils 85% 70% 74%


Planned use of pupil premium funding for 2017 – 2018

The total predicted budget for Pupil Premium is: £ 78,500 (based on last year’s figures)

Objective Action Cost

Most able pupil premium children in Year 6 make excellent progress and attain at the highest levels.

Children are identified and invited to attend after school boosters throughout Year 6. Head teacher led and planned sessions 3 hours per week

HLTA support and delivery of boosters 3.75 hours per week



Less able pupils catch up with their peers by the end of the key stage (KS1 and 2), therefore narrowing the attainment gap.

Two HLTAs plan and deliver intervention and provision for identified children. SENDCO monitors performance and impact. KS1 HLTA 30 hours

KS2 HLTA 30 hours



Children who are more than 12 months behind age related expectations make good progress in line with individual education plans.

Financial Hardship

Families experiencing financial hardship are supported

Target funds, to support children in families experiencing hardship, for the cost of uniforms, school meals and after school clubs. Total £3000
Learning Mentor and Thrive Practitioner

Barriers to learning are broken down through skilled and targeted support. As a result, children are confidently able to access learning and make good progress.

Trained TA to identify children requiring intervention, then plan and deliver sessions as required.


TA 10 hours per week for mentor and 15 hours per week for Thrive




Attendance and family support

Overall attendance is above 96% and persistent absence is below national average.

Families experiencing difficulties feel supported and, through our work, are able to access a range of agencies.

Parent support advisor is in place to raise attendance and support families experiencing difficulties. PSA for 10 hours per week


Curriculum Enrichment

There is equality of opportunity to participate in enrichment activities irrespective of family means or circumstances.

The Top 20! Curriculum enrichment programme continues to evolve.

Every child is able to participate fully in all 20 experiences.

£10,000 for Top 20!

£2000 for residential trips

£5000 for other trips/visits

Total: £72619