Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

In 2011-12 the Government launched it’s Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012-13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.

This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. 

The school has received the following in pupil premium funding:

2012-2013: £16,800 (27 pupils, 6% of whole school population)

2013-2014: £25,200 (20 pupils, 5% of whole school population)

2014-2015: £23,400 (26 pupils 6% of school population)

2015-2016 : £36,960 (28 pupils representing 7% of the whole school population). This money was used to help provide for the following initiatives:

Pupil Premium Plan 2015-16

Pupil Premium


Amount allocated Summary of Intervention/Action Results and Impact
To further close the achievement gap between PP and non PP at KS1 in literacy and numeracy £14,020 Wave 3 Literacy and Numeracy support (Lexia, Nessy, Dynamo Maths) Intervention analysis showed that pupils were make accelerated progress.
To further close the achievement gap between PP and non PP at KS2 in literacy. £15,000 Wave 3 Literacy and Numeracy support (Third Wave online, Accleread Write App, Word/Number Shark)  100% of PP pupils achieved ARE in writing (compared to 76% of Non-PP). 71% of PP pupils achieved ARE in reading which although lower than non PP (84%) was still higher than the national average for all pupils (66%)
To increase participation of PP pupils in the wider life of the school £10,000

Participation in extra curricular trips and activities (by arrangement with Kerry Darby)

Music tuition (bursary to fund up to 80% of cost)

Homework Club

All pupil premium pupils have been able to attend school trips if required There were no requests for support with external clubs e.g. premier sports.

Unfortunately we were unable to staff a homework club

To further close the attendance gap between pupils and disadvantaged pupils. £1,500 Achievement For All programme – structured conversations The attendance of our pupil premium pupils remains slightly below that of the non-pupil premium pupils. However, there has been a clear impact of our strategies for improving attendance of our pupil premium pupils over time.


The provision for every pupil premium child is monitored termly to enable them to accelerate their progress. An individual record is kept for each Pupil Premium child detailing the support that they are receiving and recording their progress (Target records).

The progress of pupil premium children is seen as each member of staffs responsibility. All pupil premium children benefit first and foremost from high quality first teaching where staff are aware of their needs and support them accordingly. Any additional interventions are selected on the basis of evidence based research.

Progress for disadvantaged pupils from KS1-2 was particularly good in literacy with achievement for disadvantaged pupils in reading being in the top 6% nationally. Disadvantaged pupils also made excellent progress in writing with progress ranked as in the top 7% of schools nationally. Progress for disadvantaged pupils in maths was also better than other pupils.

In 2016-2017 we expect to receive approximately £36,000- £38,000 (tbc) which will be used to raise attainment, particularly in Early Years and KS1. Whilst  we are delighted with the progress this year we would like to build on this and further diminish differences in attainment in 2016-2017

Priorities for 2016-2017 will include

  • Raising attendance of pupils eligible for pupil premium
  • Increasing the number of children eligible for pupil premium who leave Reception with a good level of development
  • Improving progress in maths to match that of literacy

Pupil Premium Plan 2016_