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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

Pupil funding for 2015/16 is £1320 per pupil.
Pupil funding for 2016/17 is £1320 per pupil.
Pupil funding for 2017/18 is £1320 per pupil.

Pupil Premium strategy for 2016-17

It is a legal requirement that we publish details of our Pupil Premium allocation outlining the spending of this money and the impact of this spending on the educational attainment of those pupils in respect of whom the funding was allocated.

Our funding for 2016/17 was £10,560.00 and has been spent as follows : 

Academic Intervention and Support

  • Teacher Assistant (TA) or Teacher led small group or individual tuition in or outside the classroom
  • Literacy and numeracy intervention groups

Social and Emotional Support

  •   Access to Support from outside agencies
  •   Individual/Group nurturing sessions 
  •   Specialised behaviour training for whole staff
  •   Specialised pastoral support

Enrichment Opportunities

  •   Subsidising residential visits for pupils
  •   Providing subsidies for participation in after school clubs


  •   Purchase of resources to support individual needs 
  •   Providing breakfasts/snacks

Impact on Learning in 2016-17

  • 100% met National Standards in Reading at KS2
  • 100% met National Standards in EGPS at KS2
  • 100% met National Standards in Reading at KS1
  • 100% met National Standards in Maths at KS1
  • 67% made at least expected progress in  Reading
  • 50% made at least expected progress in Writing
  • 50% made at least expected progress in Maths

Expected Impact of Pupil Premium Funding in 2017-18

The impact of this funding is monitored throughout the academic year through school data by the Teaching Staff, Headteacher and Governors.  The Pastoral aspect of the provision is monitored daily by our Pastoral Carer and the Headteacher.  
Our funding for 2017/18  is £10,560.00 and is expected to be used for the following:

  • Timetabled focussed support with HLTA/TA
  • Part-time teacher to offer smaller group teaching for English and Maths
  • Specialist resources and training
  • Pastoral support
  • Enrichment opportunities

It is expected that:

  • The extra teaching and small group and individual sessions will accelerate the learning of disadvantaged pupils therefore closing the gap with the non-disadvantaged pupils.
  • Subsidising clubs and educational visits including residential visits ensures that all pupils can have access to all experiences and opportunities.  This builds confidence and a wider understanding of the world around them.  These experiences influence both Reading and Writing skills amongst a wealth of other benefits.
  • Pupils will be able to access individual/personalised pastoral support.
  • Training and resources purchased to support specific learning difficulties will improve outcomes.