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Pupil Premium

The pastoral manager will offer mentoring and the behaviour support to pupils.

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding allocated to schools to help address the underachievement of pupils from low income families.

The Department for Education classifies a pupil as ‘disadvantaged’ if they meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Pupils in any year group from reception to year 11 that have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Looked-after children as defined in the Children Act 1989
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • Children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

Our Vision

Our school vision is to provide an exceptional education for all pupils, whether disadvantaged or not.

We have a moral imperative to ensure that all pupils have the best possible start in life and so seek provide all pupils with equal opportunities to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially.

To this end, we aim to ensure that:

  • every young person classified as ‘disadvantaged’ by the DfE benefits directly from the Pupil Premium funding that the school receives
  • any differences in outcomes between disadvantaged pupils and their peers are closely monitored using in-school reporting mechanisms
  • we recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children's achievement in school by engaging in school processes and recognising that parent involvement can make a difference

Barriers to achievement

National and in-school data shows that, as a group, pupils eligible for the pupil premium face barriers to educational attainment.

Common barriers to underachievement include poor numeracy and/or literacy skills, below average attendance and low aspirations or emotional wellbeing.  

Addressing barriers

We recognise that every child is an individual and so we do not label pupils.

We seek to tackle under performance wherever and whenever it occurs by working to understand pupils’ individual barriers to learning and then addressing these in lesson where possible.

Date of the next Pupil Premium Strategy Meeting

The date of our next Pupil Premium strategy is in October 2019.

Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current year


Pupils on roll

Pupils eligible for grant

% of pupil cohort

Funding received











The total amount of funding  to be received in 2018/2019 was £592,350.00

Pupil Premium in the Primary Phase

Our pupil premium is used to support a range of activities and resources, which support pupils, whose achievement or whose progress is lower than it should be.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget.

Our funding formula is aimed at the whole child. The activities and resources provided for these pupils target:

  • Academic achievement, through catch-up interventions, stretch and challenge interventions, boosters to target key skills, and essential revision books to support these pupils at home;
  • Specific learning needs that cannot be addressed through quality-first teaching, such as SALT and a Dyslexia professional, and pupils’ social and emotional well-being and their cultural enhancement through the subsidy of school trips and the year 6 residential.

Of the numerous interventions provided to pupils, some of the interventions include:

  • Deployment of HLTA resources for intensive catch up work for Maths and English in Years 3 - 6 including the deployment of specialist teaching to targeted pupils where barriers relating to special educational needs prevents sufficient progress being made. 
  • ​Subsidies all school trips so that all pupil premium children will have at least six day trips or enrichment experiences a year to extend their curriculum
  • Subsidy for the Year 6 residential trip
  • After school booster class after school for improvement in key skills in maths and spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Phonics and reading workshops with parents to enable strong home school learning and free resources for them to use at home
  • Phonics booster sessions
  • Additional SEN practitioners and behaviour support specialist
  • Subsidy of Breakfast Club
  • Subsidy of school uniform
  • After school reading club for targeted children with a book given to each child;
  • Subsidies Year 6 pupils revision book tailored to their levels;
  • Targeted workshops with parents of pupils in all year groups;
  • ELS programme in years 1 and 2.
  • Part of funding to finance the HLTAs and Transition Support Assistants across the school, by providing additional support within the daily English and Maths lessons
  • Weekly Counselling Support
  • Weekly Social Work Support
  • Year 6 booster groups
  • Targeted support for LAC children to enable them to access the curriculum at their level.
  • Additional SEN practitioners and behaviour support specialist including offsite intervention and referrals with New Woodlands School
  • Independent education and welfare service to work with and support families where attendance is hindered due to disadvantaged or welfare status or concerns
  • Dedicated Pastoral Support for primary phase


Reason for Spend


Intended Impact

Provisions for most vulnerable Pupil Premium pupils in small groups

The most vulnerable pupils find a large class environment difficult to cope with and often benefit from smaller, more specialist provision on a temporary basis; this will be prior to the teaching to consolidate learning. Alternative provision provides high-quality access to the national curriculum and a range of other subjects.


The gap between disadvantage pupils against all other should be diminished.

Phonics groups – training of TSAs and additional intervention sessions

To maximise learning of English through improving reading skills


Improved attainment and progress in English at KS1.

Math and English

end of Key Stage


Deployment of HLTA resources for intensive catch up work for Math and English in Year 2 and 6



Lower ability groups to make expected level in core subject areas and make expected (and more) progress with particular attention in reading

KS2 Booster classes –

four Teachers

teaching after


Booster class after school for improvement in key skills in Maths, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Reading


Accelerating learning & progress in Y6 Raise self-esteem, promoting confidence, social skills and increasing motivation.

Swimming for whole year for particular year groups

To provide the opportunity for all year 3 pupils to acquire an important life skill


Children leave school able to swim.

Reduced price for

core text books

Subsidies Year 2 and 6 pupils revision book – 5 books for each pupil


Support pupil learning in preparation for their end of key stage SATs.


breakfast fee

Offer subsidised breakfast to pupils in the school. The school’s Breakfast Club has shown that it is a vital service for some of our most disadvantaged pupils.


Pupils come to school fed and have the energy to carry out the school day and remain focused until their lunch period. Ensure attendance of pupils remains above 97%.


resources to help

pupils understand

the challenging


Additional curriculum resources to raise achievement of pupils. Help all pupils to make better than expected progress.


Pupils to gain access to resources that help the learning of the current national curriculum. Pupils to be able to use mathematical equipment correctly. Pupils to learn from up-to-date workbooks to aid their understanding of formal methods and correct vocabulary.

Reduced fees for

school trips to

increase understanding of the world around them

Subsidised school trips so that all Pupil Premium children will have at least 6 day trips a year to extend their curriculum


Pupils are provided a rich learning experience and a deeper understanding to the world around them. Raise aspirations of all pupils through attendance on trips and new experiences.

Raised self-esteem, promoting confidence and increased motivation. Behaviour, social skills and attitudes to learning improved


Year 6 trip

Subsidised school journey visit for Year 6 pupils to increase team building exercises


Pupils to attend a school visit for a weekend to participate in games and team building exercises.

HLTA support and provision

Specialist HLTA support to offer withdrawal groups and support in lesson to targeted PP pupils


The gap between disadvantaged pupils against all other should be diminished

Pastoral Support

The pastoral manager will offer mentoring and the behaviour support to pupils 


Improved behaviour and engagement in PP pupils evident in the B4L scores (measure of good or better) over time

New Reading scheme training and resources for staff members to utilise in their daily teaching

New Reading scheme training and resources for staff members to utilise in their daily teaching


Enhance Reading levels throughout the primary phase for pupils to make at least expected level. Provide pupils with rich texts and more complex skills when answering questions relating to a text

Speech and Language Therapist

Speech and Language (SLA) – one day 
on sight Therapist


Pupils who display a need for 1-1 support for speech and language have access to a qualified therapist to improve area of their learning




Reading Recovery specialist to work with pupils on a 1-1 basis – one day a week


Targeted pupils to access reading support to improve reading and comprehension skills. Working memory assessment

Specialist Behaviour support and CPD for teachers on managing behaviour

Learning mentor and behaviour support 1 ½ days a week


Pupils who display challenging behaviour have access to support or mentoring in a 1-1 
setting or in small groups to improve

ASD Support

ASD – support from specialist teacher – 1 day a week


Pupils who display a need for 1-1 or small group support for ASD have access to a qualified specialist to improve

Incentive schemes and admin structure to monitor and maximise attendance

In school variations in attendance and Pupil Premium pupils disproportionally represented in the persistently absent figures


Attendance of all year groups consistently above national average and rising over time. Including PA figures (similar pattern to attendance above)

Counsellor Support

Counsellor working two days a week.

Provide personalised emotional support for pupils in order to overcome barriers to learning. Providing advice and guidance to Learning Mentors and pastoral teams in order to provide effective pastoral support.


Improved engagement in lessons

PP pupils in need of counselling to be identified and encouraged to attend sessions

Arranged schedule for pupils with identified emotional needs

Records of provision and impact