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Pupil Premium

Ofsted May 2013 - "Pupil premium funding is spent very effectively on one-to-one support and small group work targeted at the precise next steps in learning for these pupils. As a result, they make rapid progress so that the gap between their achievement and that of other pupils in reading, writing and mathematics is negligible."

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. (Source: DfE website).  School will receive additional funding for pupils in receipt of free school meals, have a parent in the armed forces or are looked after by the local authority.

Pupil Premium spending is reviewed termly.

Pupil Premium Spend 2016 / 2017

Total amount of Pupil Premium : £27,580 (14% of children)

Barriers to learning:

Low self esteem

Additional learning difficulties

Lack of parental involvement and support at home

Outcomes for planned expenditure:

Raised self esteem leading to a greater level of “Readiness to learn”

Targeted support for children with additional learning difficulties to decrease the difference in attainment between Pupil Premium children and non Pupil Premium

Breakdown of spending:

Training:       Catch up literacy £395

                        SALT  £250

                        Talk for Writing £1,159

                        Draw / Talk Therapy £180

                        1stClass@Writing £455

                        ELKLAN £750

                        ELSA £645

TOTAL:           £3,834

Staffing:        Lunch time club: £807

                        Additional staffing: £10,365

TOTAL:           £11,172

Resources:  Welcomm Pack £404

                        Emotional literacy books £239

TOTAL:           £643

External Support:   Educational Psychologist £1122    

TOTAL:           £1,122

Trips, clubs, uniform etc:       £5,191

TOTAL SPEND:                    £21,962

Impact of spending:

Pupils make good progress in line with their peers.  This is evidenced in their work and teacher assessments.  Targeted interventions work well to help decrease the difference in attainment between groups.

KS2 2016: 67% achieved the expected standard in reading and writing, 33% in maths.

KS1 2016: 33% achieved the expected standard in reading and maths.

67% achieved the expected standard in the phonic screening test in Year 1.


The pupil premium for 2015/2016 was £23,278.  This was used to: 

  •  Subsidise school trips (particularly residential trips) £2889
  • Fund music lessons £360 
  • 1:1 and small group targeted intervention programmes in literacy and maths, SENCo training, additional hours for TAs to set up and run intervention programmes £12,450
  • One free after school club each term £912
  • A free set of school uniform each September (jumper, waterbottle, book bag, PE bag)
  • Resources £319

Your child will be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit  and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • If you are supported under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week.

Click on the link below to download an application form.