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 will 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.

The level of the premium for 2016-18 was £1 320 per pupil.


In 2016-17 the school received £15 840 from the Pupil Premium and used it to fund the following:

Area of Support Details Costs
Pastoral Support Benjamin Foundation


£3 500
Intervention Groups and One to
One supportExtra Classroom Support
  £7 400

£4 000

Subsidies Residential

Trips (including) Swimming

After School Clubs


£  400

£  500

£  130

£    65

    £15 995


In 2017-18 we expect to receive £13 200 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 2017-18

Benjamin Foundation £4 000
Training/IT Support/Equipment £1 000
Subsidies £1 000
Classroom Support/Intervention £7 200
  £13 200

Our Main Barriers

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school is speech and language difficulties. During the last and current school years (2016-18) the whole school staff has undergone training in Elklan (a specialist communication and language course) which has helped us develop strategies to benefit all the children’s speech and language development but will especially support those who have difficulties in this area.

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.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed on an annual basis.  The effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils can be measured by viewing our achievements and placement in the Primary Performance Tables.