Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011. It is an additional funding allocation based on the number of children who are or have been eligible for free school meals in the past six years, the number of children who are Looked After by the local authority and the number of children whose parents are in the armed forces.



The provisional Pupil Premium allocation for 2017-18 will be £90,660.

The key priorities identified in the School Development Plan are:

  • To diminish the difference in the attendance gap between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium children  (-3.14% in 2015/16 and -3.87% in 2016/17)
  • To improve the attainment of Pupil Premium children in reading across all year groups
  • Continue to provide targeted support for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties 

The Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017 - 18 is available for download here as a PDF. It outlines how the school will spend the pupil premium funding in this academic year. It is reviewed termly by the Senior Leadership Team and the latest version is available for download.


The Pupil Premium allocation for the 2016-17 financial year was £96, 220. The Pupil Premium strategy covers the school year (September to July). The funding was used to meet the identified priorities of the School Development Plan:

To meet the national average in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test and diminish the difference for children who had previously not reached end of Key Stage expectations:

  • Small group English teaching throughout the school (Staffing costs: £23,940)
  • In class additional support for core subjects (£11,000)
  • Resources and training to implement Read, Write, Inc programme for Reception to Year 2 (Staff training: £4,000, Resources: £1,500)
  • Resources and training to implement Read, Write, Inc Fresh-start programme in Years 5 and 6 (Staffing costs: £3,800, Resources: £1,200)
  • Small group and 1:1 intervention to diminish the difference (Year 3 and 4 children who did not reach end of KS1 expectations) (Staffing: £25,000)
  • Dedicated reading team including a Reading Champion role to encourage and develop reading at home and school (Staffing: £8,000)

To improve parental engagement and provide early help:

  • Marvellous Me app to strengthen parental engagement with their children's learning and school life (£1,500)
  • Child Protection Online Monitoring System (CPOMS) implemented to comprehensively log and monitor concerns, interactions and incidents (Subscription: £645, Training: £300)
  • Inclusion Support (£8,000)

To address the individual needs of pupils with complex needs or at risk of not making progress:                                                                                   

  • Educational Psychology assessments (£3,000)
  • Small group nurture provision with the Well-Being Trust to promote social, emotional and mental health (£3,900)                                            

Impact evaluation JULY 2017

As an outcome of our effective spending of Pupil Premium Funding over 2016 - 17:

  • 91% of parents / carers engage with school via the Marvellous Me app
  • End of year survey showed parents felt that reading was encouraged throughout the school 
  • The school has been identified by the Local Safeguarding Board as a good example of best practice for safeguarding
  • 100% of the Pupil Premium children who worked with the Well-Being Trust showed significant advances in their social, emotional and mental health
  • The percentage of children reaching the standard in the Year 1 phonic screening test increased by 10%
  • 100% of Pupil Premium children who did not meet the standard in Year 1, met the standard in the Year 2 retake
  • In end of Key Stage Two statutory assessment attainment and progress in reading has improved
  • The number of Pupil Premium children meeting the expected standard for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling exceeded the attainment of  non Pupil Premium children at the end of Key Stage Two