Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is a government initiative that provides additional funding to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The personal circumstances of some children can have a detrimental impact on their achievement, pupil premium is used to support disadvantaged pupils and try to ensure they have the same life chances as their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have :


  • been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • been in care for 6 months or longer
  • have a parent in the armed forces


Our school receives our pupil premium funding directly from the Local Authority based on the number of looked after children, service children and children eligible for free school meals. The budget received this financial year (2017-2018) is £112,200. Our aims for this year are :


  • To ensure children attend school regularly and on time
  • To increase parental engagement
  • Provide the children with the opportunity to be aspirational and inspirational
  • To improve the emotional well-being of the children
  • To raise attainment 
  • Provide the children with rich experiences and diverse, varied opportunities 


Our planned spending includes the following: 

  • Pastoral Care  £30,000   
  • 1:1 tuition  Interventions TA Support     £45,000
  • Counselling    £4,500    
  • Attendance and Behaviour £500
  • Trips and Visits £12,000
  • Team building/adventurous activities £1000       
  • School uniform £500
  • After-school clubs £2000
  • Lunchtime leaders £7,000
  • Pupil Enrichment £10,000



Here is our pupil premium action plan for this year



Outcomes from Pupil Premium Allocation 2016/2017


Last year our allocation was £114, 840. Our pupil premium was used for the following

Provision in the Early Years £9,000

Reading and Maths provision £73,000

School uniform

Counselling/Family Liaison £33,000

Trips and visits £20,000

Attendance and Behaviour awards £1000

Before and After school club £5,000

Our use of the pupil premium last year was effective, as our disadvantaged pupils made good progress. Although attainment on entry to school is low, by the time the children left Foundation we had a high percentage of children with a Good Level of Development.

On average, in 2017, all our disadvantaged pupils made ‘better than expected progress’. Families are well supported by our pastoral care system and attendance continues to be closely monitored.

By the end of Key Stage 2 the data shows that the pupil premium children were achieving above all other children nationally. Focussed intervention and teaching in Reading, Writing and Maths has ensured that pupil premium children have attained as well as and in some cases better than all children nationally.

All pupil premium children have enjoyed a variety of rich enrichment activities throughout the year.

Summary of End of Year Results for Pupil Premium 2017

Aspect School LA National Average
Attendance 94.3%
GLD Early Years 80%
Year 1 Phonics 50% 68%
Year 2 Phonics re-sit 50% 52%
KS1 Reading 58.3% 58.4%
KS1 Writing 50% 50.1%
KS1 Maths 58.3% 60.2%
KS1 RWM 50% 46.5%
KS2 Reading 73.3% 57.5% 77%
KS2 Writing 87% 65.4% 81%
KS2 Maths 80% 75.5% 80%
KS2 RWM 73% 46% 67%
KS2 SPAG 67% 69.1% 82%



KS2 Higher Standard School National Average
Reading 20% 29%
Writing 13% 21%
Maths 27% 27%



Key Stage 2 Progress Scores

Reading 1.72
Writing 2.84
Maths 1.92


Pupil Premium Action Plan 201718

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