Pupil Premium 2017-18

Pupil Premium Grant Income 2017-2018

Number of pupils on roll


Number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil


Total amount of PPG received


Pupil Premium 

Pupil Premium is an additional government grant which is added to the main funding that schools receive in their annual budgets. Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils who are currently registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals at any time in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6, FSM’). The funding for these children is £1,320 per year. Children who have parents in the Forces are allocated £300 per year. Any ‘Children Looked After’ are allocated £1,900.

The aim of the Pupil Premium funding is to support eligible children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement and address any attainment gaps.  As well as focusing upon academic endeavors, it may also be appropriate to provide support to nurture their well-being and to provide these children with access to a variety of enriching experiences.

If you think you may be entitled to claim for Free School Meals, please contact our Admin Team who will be only too pleased to offer advice and help to make your claim. 

To ensure that our Pupil Premium funding is targeted for maximum impact, we apply the following principles:

  • We aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • The schools policy for disadvantaged pupils outlines the principles and practices that the school can use to remove barriers for disadvantaged pupils
  • In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.  We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • Pupil Premium Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.  Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time. 


The range of provision the Governing Body may consider making for this group could include:

  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AfL and accelerating progress
  • Recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning Toolkit
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through Inclusion Advocates, trained LSAs or external agencies
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.  Initially this will be in English and Maths
  • Pupil Premium resources will also be used to target more able children in receipt of PP funding to exceed age related expectations.


Progress and attainment are monitored routinely as part of core team meetings and reviewed half termly. The impact of provisions is tracked and evaluated in order to inform future provisions.

Barrier to learning



Desired outcome

Evaluation of impact

Disadvantaged pupils enter reception below age related expectations and struggle to maintain progress and attainment without intervention and targeted support

The progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils is affected by social and emotional barriers.

Staff to work with identified groups of pupils to support and extend learning

Attendance, support and intervention, including first day call measures

Children are supported effectively and barriers to learning are overcome so that gaps are further reduced.


Inclusion Team Staffing Costs

Specialist LSA’s

Attendance Officer

Teaching Staff

Contribution to overall LSA Salary Cost

Total contribution to staffing


Targets for disadvantaged pupils are achieved at the expected standard and greater depth and in relation to GLD.

Gaps in attainment and progress for disadvantaged pupils and their peers are reduced.

Attendance for disadvantaged pupils meets the targets set (95.5%) and pupils and their families develop positive attitudes in relation to attendance and punctuality.


At times disadvantaged pupils do not have access to the equipment and resources to support them

Provide items of uniform, PE kit. Sports kit, reading folders, PE bags and water bottles that ensure pupils can participate fully in all activities, with pride and confidence

Uniform/PE Kit


Items of school uniform, PE Kit, Football Kit etc. purchased for PP Children.  Ensures that all children are able to access full provision.  


Some disadvantaged pupils and their families have low expectations and aspirations as a result of limited opportunities and experiences

Ensure all pupils have access to trips, visits and visitors that broaden their horizons and experiences and create excitement and ambition:

Supported access to trips, music tuition, swimming lessons


Broaden opportunities and experiences in order to raise aspirations of individual pupils, the cohort as a whole and wider stakeholders


Some pupils do not have access to a healthy breakfast, a balanced diet or space and resources to complete homework and access ICT

Provide low cost, subsidised breakfast club provision that includes supported access to ICT and other relevant resources and equipment ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to engage with online learning, complete homework activities and access peer or adult support.

Breakfast Club

Staff Costs

Breakfast Subsidy for FSM children


School Milk


Impact on attendance and punctuality

Access to a nutritious breakfast and milk

Universal and targeted support for individuals and groups to complete, reading, maths and homework activities.


Some more able pupils who are disadvantaged do not consistently make the progress necessary for them to attain higher levels (greater depth)

Enrol pupils in the Scholars programme (The Brilliant club) to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds that progress to highly-selective universities

Coaching and mentoring for underachieving more able pupils through ‘Passports to success’


See staffing costs above

Improve aspirations and engagement of disadvantaged pupils and their families

Increase  percentages of disadvantaged pupils achieving greater depth/ above age related expectations in line with targets