Pupil Premium 

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (“FSM”) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, children of Service Families and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from these families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium. This information is reviewed in May of each year.

The main barriers to educational achievement at Fairhaven CE VA Primary are Social & Emotional and Communication & Language.

Pupils are supported through targeted speech and language provision, extra support inside and outside the classroom and through support purchased from outside agencies such as The Benjamin Foundation.

Close monitoring of academic performance and progress, and collection of soft data,  demonstrates that children in receipt of Pupil Premium achieve  in line with their peers.

The level of the premium for 2018-19 was £1 320 per pupil.


In 2018-19 the school received £9 240 from the Pupil Premium and brought forward £5,500 which we had not used in 2017/2018. We used it to fund the following:

Area of Support Details Costs
Pastoral Support  

Benjamin Foundation


£3 655
Intervention Groups and One to
One supportExtra Classroom Support

£1 550

Subsidies Residential

Trips (including) Swimming

After School Clubs



£   512

£  200

£  100

£    50

£   50

    £ 11817


We carried forward £2,923 to use in the Summer 2019 term.  In 2019-20  we expect to receive £9 240 in Pupil premium.

This figure is based on current FSM and Ever6. (Ever6 counts children in the last six years who have received free school meals whether or not they are current pupils or still in receipt of FSM).


Proposed expenditure for 2019-20

Pastoral Support £4 000
Training 0
Subsidies £1 000
Classroom Support/Intervention £7 500
IT Support/Equipment 0
  £12 500

What are our aims?

  • All Pupil Premium students will make at least the expected progress, in line with national averages for all students.
  • All Pupil Premium students will have good attendance and behaviour, in line with national averages for all students.
  • All Pupil Premium students will be successful learners, provided with timely and accurate feedback on their learning and given additional support where required, particularly to develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills.

How are we addressing these?

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Analysis of tracking data at both group and individual level to help us monitor student progress against cohort and national performance.
  • Evaluation of the impact of interventions.
  • Monitoring of attendance and behaviour data to inform future interventions.

Maximising Progress: Attainment, Attendance, Behaviour and Engagement

  • Provision of intervention groups and one-to-one sessions.   At the end of each term all children are assessed, pupil progress meetings take place and new intervention groups and one-to-one sessions are set up for the following term.
  • Funding for a Counsellor from The Benjamin Foundation to provide support for individual students.
  • Provision of additional Teaching Assistant hours to support individual students in classroom activities.
  • Funding provided for trips, resources and opportunities wherever a need is identified.