Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium is additional funding to schools in order to support pupils who are at greater risk of underachieving. There are 3 categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium. They are:

  • Children who are eligible for Free School Meals (or those who have been eligible within the last 6 years)
  • Children who are Looked After by the Local Authority
  • Children whose parents are in the Armed Forces

We are required to publish information about how we have used the premium and what the impact has been on the progress and attainment for this group of children.


In 2016-2017 we received £209,260 in Pupil Premium grant.


Pupil Premium 2016-2017 : Impact of expenditure

Key Stage 2

  • Attainment for our Pupil Premium children at the end of Year 6 in all subjects was in line with that of their non PP peers.
  • Attainment in all subjects for Year 6 Pupil Premium children improved from the previous year.
  • Progress for our PP children at the end of Year 6 in Writing was in line, in Maths it was above and in Reading it was below non PP children. 

Key Stage 1

  • Attainment for our Pupil Premium children at the end of Year 2 in all subjects was greater than that of their non PP peers.
  • Attainment in all subjects for Year 2 Pupil Premium children improved from the previous year.
  • The number of Year 2 Pupil Premium children working at Greater Depth in all subjects was greater than that of their non Pupil Premium peers.
  • The number of Year 1 Pupil Premium children who passed their Phonics Screening was significantly lower than their non Pupil Premium peers.


  • The number of Pupil Premium children achieving a Good Level of Development in the EYFS was slightly higher than that of their non PP peers.

Whole School

  • Attainment in other year groups across the school shows that Pupil Premium children are in line or above in all subjects at the expected level except for the Year 1 cohort.


The total amount allocated to the school for the financial year 2017-2018 is £169,840


The key barriers to future attainment for our children are:

  1. Social deprivation which can result in limited aspirations and a lack of parental engagement. Children's life experiences can be limited and this can put them at a disadvantage.
  2. Social and emotional issues affecting learning behaviours that support independent learning and making expected progress.
  3. Financial hardship which effects children being fed and clothed appropriately and thus being fit for school and ready to learn.
  4. Oral communication skills is often low for PP children on entry to Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) which hinders their progress in reading and writing. This slow early progress can lead to learning gaps and low self-esteem throughout KS1 and KS2.


How we will spend the funding to overcome the barriers:

Pupil Welfare (£62,840)

  • To develop children's life aspirations we will have a Futures week and engage in the Enabling Enterprises challenge day.
  • To promote parental engagement we employ a full time Family Support Worker to engage with hard to reach families and run Parent Gym classes.
  • To support families in need we provide free breakfast club and school uniform assistance.
  • To support children with social and emotional needs we have an in school therapeutic counselling service - Place 2 Be along with CAMHS Outreach.

Supporting Teaching and Learning (£100,00)

  • To support children with social and emotional needs which impact on learning behaviours we employ a full time Behaviour Support Worker to support independent learning.
  • To support early language development in Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) we employ extra TAs to ensure extra provision.
  • To work with specific Year 2 (those children who failed their Year 1 Phonics) and Year 6 children in small groups or 1:1 interventions we employ additional teaching staff.
  • To support children in specific interventions such as Easy Read, Alpha to Omega and Speech and Language programmes we employ additional TAs.
  • To support Pupil Premium children with a high level of SEND we use 1:1 and 1:3 TA support in class.
  • To improve teaching and learning in all core areas we allocate specific leadership time for Assistant Heads/Literacy/Maths/EYFS.
  • To accelerate progress for children with Pupil Premium funding and diminish the difference between learners we use the Deputy Headteacher as in and out of class support to develop and improve teaching and learning across the school.
  • To support the implementation of the curriculum and engage and enthuse learning for all children we invest in high quality learning resources, particularly in ICT.
  • To support pupils to overcome barriers to learning resulting from their deprivation we use our Learning Mentor.

Cultural Enrichment (£7,000)

  • To support Pupil Premium children's access to extra-curricular clubs we subsidise clubs.
  • To ensure all children can access high quality out of school learning experiences we subsidise the cost of trips.
  • To support access to enrichment activities we subsidise the cost of specialist 1:1 music tuition for Pupil Premium children.

How we will measure the impact of the funding

We use both internal and external data to measure the impact of the Pupil Premium grant on our pupils' learning. Pupil Premium children will be monitored in lesson observations, learning walks and book scrutinies throughout the year. We will review the effectiveness of the interventions we are using and adapt them to meet needs when and where required.

  1. We will evidence the change in children's aspirations through the pupil survey. Parental engagement can be measured in attendance at school events, using the parent survey and feedback from Parent gym evaluations. Cultural entitlement can be evidenced in the take up rate for subsidised clubs and music lessons.
  2. We will evidence the impact of our Behaviour Support worker through children's behaviour logs and coded behaviour timetables and with the successful reintegration of children back into the classroom from the Learning Pod. The impact of Place2Be, CAMHS Outreach and Learning Mentor is evaluated using SDQs.
  3. The impact of financial assistance can be measured in the number of families we support through the Breakfast Club and the academic progress made by the children across the year.
  4. Pupil Premium children achieve expected or greater and make good progress in line with their non PP peers across the school from the EYFS to Year 6


The teacher in charge of the Pupil Premium Strategy is Mrs Stanczyk and the nominated governor is Mrs Delahaye.

The next review will be in September 2018