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Pupil Premium funding - what is it?

The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils who come from backgrounds that might be deemed to be disadvantaged. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils so they may reach their potential. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium from April 2012 is for any pupil who has been entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years. In addition, pupils who are “looked after” by the authority (LAC) or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces are also entitled to the premium. From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.  It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their settings. 



Pupil Premium funding for 2016/17:  £44,220

The school has received £44,220 in Pupil Premium funding for 2016/17. Our decisions for expenditure for 2016-17 are based on the current needs and we are focusing on English and maths and supporting our pupils with nurture groups and mentoring, as well as supporting families by accessing our "new to role" Pastoral Support worker. Expenditure is as follows:


School uniform vouchers for children in receipt of free school meals (£50 voucher per child) if attendance is above 95% for the academic year (1)


Full subsidies for school visits and trips including residential visits (2)


Music tuition (£57 per term per child)


Support for personal, social and emotional needs


Additional teaching assistant hours for interventions and learning support


Support for social interaction at lunch time


Educational Psychology Service


Pastoral Support Worker for Children and Families





(1) Uniform vouchers are offered to encourage and improve good attendance of children in receipt of free school meals (and Ever6). 

(2) Full subsidies for trips and visits for pupil premium children.


Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by pupil premium pupils


In-school barriers:

- social, emotional and mental health

- social interaction, especially at lunch times

- behaviour issues relating to SEND

- low self-esteem and confidence


External barriers

- attendance rate

- family personal circumstances


How the school will measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Funding

- monitor and review progress and achievements at termly pupil progress meetings

- outcomes from pastoral and nurture provision

- reports from external agencies

- outcomes from single assessments and early help meetings

- pupils and parents voice

- participation in clubs, extra-curricular activities and wider opportunities

- number of children accessing music tuition

- attendance data


Date of next review of the school's pupil premium strategy: September 2018


Evaluation of the use of Pupil Premium funding

Governors monitor the use of the Pupil Premium funding closely, as well as the outcomes for those children.  Our results and tracking data show that almost all of the children for whom the Pupil Premium applies make expected progress year-on-year and many children make better than expected or accelerated progress in the areas of reading, writing, maths and phonics.