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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to:-



  • Children eligible for free school meals (Ever 6 FSM).

  • Children looked after by the Local Authority (LAC).

  • Children adopted from the care of an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or  who have left care on a special guardianship order or child arrangement order  which was previously known  as a residence order. (Post - LAC).
  • Children of Armed Service personnel or whose parent(s) are in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the War Pensions Scheme (Ever 5 Service Child).


Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012-13 was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. This group is known as 'Ever 6 FSM'.  Children of armed forces personnel are referred to as 'Ever 5 services children'.  This means the school will receive the grant for any pupils recorded in the January school census as eligible for the service child premium in any of the previous four years as well as those recorded for the first time.

Current funding arrangements (2018 - 19) for pupils in FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 are:

  • Ever 6 FSM  - £1320 per pupil
  • Post LAC - £1900 per pupil
  • LAC - £1900
  • Ever 5 Service Child - £300 per pupil
  • For the academic year 2018-19 the School has received £100,408 in Pupil Premium funding


Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. Those from disadvantaged backgrounds often do not do as well as their more advantaged peers and the funds are aimed at helping to bridge the gap. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.


Objectives for the use of the Pupil Premium in our school:-

  1. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for PP pupils.

  2. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.

  3. As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others.

  4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.


Strategy for using the funding:-



  • Providing a menu of targeted interventions established to support early and developing language, reading and maths.


  • Establishing pastoral support for learners with emotional and behavioural difficulties during class and play times.


  • Funding has supported 'bringing learning to life' and making it as real as possible for all children. Pupils have benefitted from attending subsidized school trips, including the Y2 residential to How Hill.


  • As a result of data analysis we recognised the need to raise achievement in reading and phonics. Children now have phonics delivered to them in smaller groups and all staff have received training to support teaching of phonics and reading.  This also enables the most able to make maximum progress too.


  • All our work through the Pupil Premium is focussed on accelerating progress and moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations in reading, writing, and maths.


Details of our spending plans and expected outcomes can be found on the Pupil Premium spending document below.