Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium Statement

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free school Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream schools as well as those children who have been in Looked After care continuously for more than six months. It was introduced in April 2011 and paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on the January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals from Reception age to Year 11.

The premium for 2011-12 was originally set at £488 per eligible pupil, increasing to £600 per eligible pupil in 2012-13 and £900 per eligible pupil in 2013-2014. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, the funding is intended to support pupils from low-income families, with an emphasis on raising attainment. Measures are included in the annual performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools were required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

2015-16 Pupil Premium Funding:


Funding received £70,481.63.

How we used the funding:-

  • Retention of support staff
  • Milk for PP pupils.
  • Uniform for PP pupils
  • Purchase of laptop for LAC
  • Subsided trips and transport costs for PP pupils.
  • Reading books for vulnerable readers.
  • Pupil referral unit fees for PP child
  • Behaviour support
  • Staff CPD to support PP pupils
  • Talk boost intervention and classroom support
  • Wider opportunities subsidy for music tuition
  • Attendance monitoring
  • Breakfast club provision for FSM and LAC pupils.
  • Resources for new national curriculum.
  • Resources for Y6 booster classes

Impact of 2015/2016.

  • End of Y6 progress
    • 71% of pupil premium (PP) pupils achieved expected or better progress in Reading compared with 69% of non pupil premium pupils.
    • 100% of PP and NPP achieved expected or better progress in mathematics.
    • 64% of PP pupils achieved expected or better progress in writing compared with 69% NPP.


Retention of support staff / training for new intervention programmes/ resources purchased.

  • Targeted intervention programmes were developed:
    • Talk boost – Under achieving pupils in Y1 and Y2 received intervention 3 times per week resulting in improved confidence. 
    • 1st class at number. Target year groups Y3 and Y4.  100% of pupils receiving intervention made accelerated progress.

Other intervention programmes carried out

  • Phonics – Target year groups Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4.  Fresh start – Target year group Y5.
    • In Y1 76% of pupils achieved the phonics assessment. 
    • Value added from EYFS to end KS1 shows that 100% of pupils made at least expected progress.


Wider opportunities subsidy for music tuition

  • Peripatetic music teachers have worked in large group and small group sessions with Y1, Y2, Y5 and Y6.  Children enjoy their lessons and are developing a range of skills.


Attendance monitoring

  • Persistent absence quickly identified
  • Parents/Carers continue to be accountable to explain all absence from school.
  • Unauthorised holidays challenged resulting in some pupils now taking holidays during school holidays rather than in school time.


Subsided trips and transport costs for PP pupils.

  • Disadvantaged pupils across school have accessed visits throughout the year.  This has enriched their life experiences and provided opportunities that they may not access outside of school.