Working For Everyone

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Disadvantaged Pupils are defined as:

  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM: £1,320
  • Looked After Children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English Local Authority: £2,300
  • 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 residents order: £2,300

Service Children: pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence: £300

Children entitled to free school meals, or those who have been entitled during the previous six years, including children who have been looked after in care continually for more than six months.

To be eligible for Free School Meals, parents must be receiving one of the following:
· income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance;
· Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190 (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit)
. Universal Credit with an annual taxable income of £7,400 or less
· Pension Guarantee Credit;
· income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
· support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

To claim FSM and therefore enable your child to access this additional support, you need complete an online application.

The Pupil Premium grant for 2019/20 is £1320 per pupil and our school will receive £134,180 for this academic year (95 pupils).

We aim to spend the Pupil Premium on narrowing the gap and raising achievement for those children from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as ensuring full involvement of all pupils in school activities regardless of their parent or carer’s ability to pay.

Support and Impact

The main barriers to learning for Pupil Premium pupils at our school tends to be lack of resilience, basic skills in reading, writing and maths (specifically boys’ writing) and focused support for this learning at home. So we use the funding to provide smaller-sized teaching groups and individualised tuition to address these barriers to learning, as well as social and emotional support to develop pupils’ self-confidence and attendance.

In accordance with our charging policy, we also subsidise school activities to ensure equal entitlement for all.

Autumn 2019

This is the breakdown of how we intend to spend this term’s budget:

InterventionAmount allocatedSummary of intervention, target group & timescaleOutcome
Additional maths group Y22500Daily maths group so all PP children benefit from smaller classes across ability range.Gap between PP pupil attainment reduces to less than 10%.
Reading -12
Writing -4
Maths -2
Additional literacy group Y22500Daily literacy group so all PP children benefit from smaller classes across ability range.Y2:
Reading -17
Writing -12
Maths -12
Additional phonics groups in lower school1000Daily phonics groups across school so focussed pupils receive focussed support.Y3:
Reading -9
Writing -13
Maths 0
Reading -9
Writing +9
Maths -15
Breakfast club lower school100Cost reduced by 50%.Full participation in all extra-curricular activities
Subsidised clubs lower school (50%)50Cost reduced by 50%.
Tuition/booster upper school76001:1/1:3 sessions for focus pupils in literacy or maths.Y5:
Reading -18
Writing -26
Maths -26
Reading -5
Writing -4
Maths -13
Additional maths groups Y3, Y4, Y5, Y66000Daily maths group so all PP children benefit from smaller classes across ability range."
Additional literacy group Y4 2500Daily literacy group so all PP children benefit from smaller classes across ability range."
LSA Social & Emotional interventions lower school.2000Small group interventions to develop pupils’ social & emotional skills.
Learning Mentor upper school (10 hours)2000Emotional support for pupils and carers, as well as lunchtime play support.Pupils emotionally healthy
Counsellor2500Individual social & emotional support for pupils and carers.
Subsidised curriculum enrichment upper school800To ensure full participation in all activities across broader curriculum such as swimming.Full participation in all curriculum enrichment activities.
Subsidised visits upper school (75%)1000Cost reduced by 25%.
Breakfast club upper school150Cost reduced by 50%.Full participation in all extra-curricular activities
Subsidised clubs upper school (50%)350Cost reduced by 50%.
Residential tripn/a.
Budget TBC50,000


This is the breakdown of how we spent last terms’ budget:

Follow this link to view expenditure and impact data for previous academic years.

Financial Summary

Year£ per pupilBudgetNumber of PP pupils% of school
2017/18132088,600 6819
(Primary from Sept 18)

Pupil Attainment Summary

(Gap between pupil premium pupils and others)

Age-related 20152016201720182019
Number of Y6 PP pupils 826191420
Scaled Score 100+
Scaled Score 100+
Scaled Score 100+
Greater Depth
Scaled Score 110+
Greater Depth
Scaled Score 110+
Scaled Score 110+