Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Allocation, Use and Impact on Attainment

What do we need to know about Pupil Premium?

What is Pupil Premium funding?

The government augments standard school budgets with extra funding which recognises the number of pupils eligible for free school meals in each school.  This is referred to as Pupil Premium funding.

The government has published recommendations for the details that schools should include on their websites about the use of Pupil Premium funding received and the impact it has upon progress for disadvantaged pupils. We are currently preparing strategy documents using these guidelines for publication early in the spring 2017 term.

‘We know a good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances, to enable them to progress into adulthood with the skills and confidence for success. The Pupil Premium will provide schools with the resources with which to address inequalities in the system and raise the attainment of those pupils from low income families.’ DfE

The school has, in its School Development and Improvement Plan, in Outcomes for Learners:-

‘To raise the percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving age expected standards and required progress values in reading, writing and maths.

To narrow the gap in attainment for vulnerable pupils in all year groups.’


Number of pupils and PPG received 2016/17

Total number of pupils on roll 449
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 231
Total number of pupils eligible for CLA 3
Amount of PPG received per pupil 1320
Amount of CLA received per pupil 1900
Total amount of PPG received 2016-2017 310,620


Year group Total on roll Pupil Premium % of Pupil Premium
Year 3 115 61 53%
Year 4 106 50 47%
Year 5 115 59 (inc 1 CiC) 52%
Year 6 113 64 (inc 2 CiC) 57%
Total 449 234 52%

Allocation of funding 2016-17

Funding spent on Impact % spend
Leas suite The Leas suite is for children who are unable to access learning in the classroom.  This room supports the needs of the child, whilst dramatically reducing the disruption to other pupils. 23.5
Learning mentors/family liaison  (60%) To offer a broad range of support for vulnerable pupils and those with social and/or emotional challenges, working together with the family to promote a positive attitude to learning and a confident approach to school 22.2
Teaching assistants x 2 Pupil progress meetings support class teachers in identifying future learning provision for disadvantaged/vulnerable pupils, which can be provided within lessons and/or as part of an additional intervention 13.9
Fruit for all/associated staffing To provide a healthy eating option additional to that provided by school lunches. 6.3
Pupil premium manager (50%) To monitor the use of Pupil Premium funds; to use information gained from local and national training to propose planning for funds; to attend Pupil Premium related meetings as required; to gather data as required 4.6
1:1 tuition To provide targeted tuition for identified pupils, which supports academic achievement and self-confidence; reviews of attainment indicate significant gains through impact on classroom learning. 4.5
Forest school/teacher release To offer enrichment experience in a range of environments; to provide cover to allow a teacher to work with specific pupils for pre-learning, over learning and confidence boosting 4.0
Attendance officer (60%) To monitor and report on attendance throughout the school, paying particular attention to the attendance of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium 3.6
Counsellor (72%) To provide specific, intensive counselling therapy courses for identified vulnerable pupils, and to monitor impact of this therapy at agreed points after therapy has completed. 1.8
Lunch club provision To provide trained lunchtime staff and resources to enable establishment of an indoor lunchtime club for vulnerable pupils. 1.6
Lunchtime support x 2 To add to the capacity of lunchtime staff, ensuring that there is a fall in the number of unfavourable incidents at lunchtime. 1.5
Communicate and Care (60%) To provide an in-house  response to pupils who present with communication difficulties, ensuring timely diagnosis and short term intervention as required. 1.0
CPOC and gym trail (60%) To add to capacity providing CPOC and gym trail for vulnerable pupils 0.8
Life Channel (60%) To add to capacity around communication system ensuring all parents visiting school have access to up to date information 0.7
NEMAT To ensure prompt response and support around attendance issues 0.7
Book bags (60%) To add to capacity providing book bags for all 0.7
Swimming To ensure all pupils have equal access to swimming 0.6
Music To ensure all pupils have equal access to music lessons 0.25

Pupil Premium Funding – Autumn 2015-16