Pupil Premium funding

Pupil premium funding is to provide additional support to pupils entitled to/have been entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years, or pupils who are looked after by the Local Authority, so that their attainment can be maximised.
In making provision for Pupil Premium children, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.  We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for, or qualify for free school meals.  Therefore, we reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support  any pupil that the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
This funding is used to provide many support systems and interventions including:

  • Addressing and assessing learning needs; phonics, spelling, grammar and reading comprehension, ,maths or other curriculum areas taught in flexible ability groups.
  • Addressing and assessing educational need through specialist assessment and individualised pupil programmes (both for educational and behavioural purposes).  This provision includes on site speech and language therapy, which is funded by the school.
  • Addressing and assessing EAL needs, particularly for new arrivals to the country. 
  • Addressing and assessing social need: accessing support for families via school –based programmes, such as school uniform, breakfast and after school clubs and food bank vouchers.
  • Providing enrichment to encourage learning and set a context for it; trips and visits, visitors, sports, art and a practical and first hand daily experience.


Some of the barriers to learning that have been identified for some of our pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding are:

  • Access to speech and language skills
  • Gaps in mathematical learning
  • Gaps in literacy skils
  • Access to extra curricular activities including physical education and trips
  • Behaviour -pupils with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning
  • Parent engagement- homework and supporting learning. 

Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2018/19 

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Allocation 2017-18 - agreed with PP governor and ratified at full governors July 2017.

Pupil Premium Allocation 2016-17 - awaiting review of 2016-17 allocation.


Pupil Premium Policy agreed with PP governor and ratified by full governors 17.5.16

Outcomes for disadvantages 2015/16 academic Year

Key Stage 1 

75% of disadvantaged pupils met standard in reading, above national. In writing 62.5% met the standard, 3% below national and in maths 62.5%, 10% below national. Disadvantaged pupils performed better than non-disadvantaged in reading and writing and outcomes  were in line for maths and combined. 

Key Stage 2

The performance of disadvantaged children by thr end of KS2 at  continues to be a source of considerable pride to the school In Reading, disadvantaged pupils performed better than non-disadvantaged. In writing and maths the gap was 8.3%. However, disadvantaged pupils performed better than national averages for all pupils.

School Disadvantaged 2016 Compared to National Averages.


School Disadvantaged Pupils


Progress in Reading


Progress in Reading


Progress in Writing


Progress in Writing


Progress in Maths


Progress in Maths


Meeting expected standard


Meeting expected standard


Meeting high standard


Meeting high standard


Reading Score


Reading Score


Maths Score


Maths Score


Local Authority Quality Assurance Judgement  Oct 2017-  outcomes for disadvantaged pupils are very good


Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2015/16 

Number of Pupils and premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on role


Total number eligible for PPG N-Yr6


Estimated Total amount of PPG 2015/16

£121 440


2015/16 Priorities



Percentage of 2015/16 PP Grant

To maintain and provide additional support during Core subjects; interventions, additional teacher support for KS1 classes in core areas;


Extra-Curricular Support including; before and after school clubs; online tuition; homework support; catch up sessions


Specialist external support; Caritas Family worker, Educational Psychologist Support.


CPD to improve teaching and learning in core areas


Contribution towards resources to support T&L; including Accelerated Reading Programme


Support with Uniform


Extra-Curricular trips and activities to ensure full access for PP pupils; all year 6 pupils’ access residential, all pupils take an active part in trips and activities.







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