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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report


The pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The Department for Education (DfE) allocates an amount of funding known as the Pupil Premium which is additional to main school funding and is calculated on the number of pupils receiving free school meals (including those that have received FSM over the previous 6 years), children in care and service families.

For 16/17 the funding amounts were:

·         £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age

·         £300 per service family pupil

·         £1,900 per pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order 


Schools are required to report on the expenditure of pupil premium funding and measure the impact on outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.


Overview of the school


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

52 (including children in care and service family children)

Amount of PPG received per pupil

As stated above

Total amount of PPG received




Guiding Principles for Expenditure of Pupil Premium

  • To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  • To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to all vulnerable groups, this includes the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, to recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • To 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 based on need. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.


Pupil Premium Provision 2016/2017

  • Highly-skilled and experienced intervention teacher, who is an experienced Maths manager and is familiar with the school processes and how best to support teachers back in the classroom. This teacher will work 1:1 and in small groups with children with clearly identified needs and individualised planning.  £20,149
  • To provide before and after school care for selected pupils to help support attendance. Extra staff required.  £3,945
  • Subsidising school trips and residential trips to ensure that children are not disadvantaged by social circumstances  £5,000
  • Providing equal extra-curricular opportunities  £3,000
  • One-to-one Catch-Up Literacy teaching with qualified Teaching Assistants  £3,000
  • One-to-one Catch-Up Maths teaching with qualified Teaching Assistants  £3,000
  • National Middle Leader to support the release of school leaders enabling a better identification of areas for development of disadvantaged pupils. This will allow for middle leadership development to  improve the quality of teaching across the school  £8,000
  • National Middle Leader providing small group support as identified for Reading, Writing and Maths  £5,000
  • Deputy Head supporting KS2 children in Writing and Maths  £8,000 (in addition to more time spent on this by Deputy Head)
  • Lunchtime assistant to provide emotional and behavioural support for selected pupils. £2,000


Impact from the previous year




Deputy Head teacher  teaching time


Experience DH providing small group teaching, including PP children, allowing class teacher to focus on PP children within the rest of the class.


Work sampling shows progress in maths and in writing, using key skills more effectively.


Individual PP case studies confirm progress of these pupils.

New interactive white boards for all classes


Greater engagement of pupils as seen in lesson observations and a subsequent improved use of tablet technology linked to new whiteboards.


Evidenced in Hamwic Trust school review.

Additional Learn pads


Lead Teaching Assistant ELSA time supporting and mentoring named children with their learning and personal and social development


ELSA supporting a number of pupils to develop emotional resilience. This has been shown in improved behaviour and more positive attitude with a number of pupils.

This has been shared with parents in appropriate meetings and demonstrated in improved attendance with specifically targeted pupils.

Additional library books



Children have access to an increasingly broad range of books with increased usage of the library at lunch times.

Subsidising School Visits, sports clubs and  residential visits



Allowed pupils full access to visits and residential experiences.

Supply cover to release TLR’s to monitor teaching, work sample and hold pupil interviews  

I day each  per half term


Provided leadership time in order to carry out case studies on the academic progress of PP children.

Allowed greater opportunity for teachers and PP leaders to discuss, implement and monitor PP progress plans.

Home/School learning resources


All children have equal access to homework tasks, with resources provided where appropriate. Several Y5/Y6 PP children regularly attend homework club.

Targeted cookery lessons , TA time plus ingredients

£ 1200

Supported PP children with healthy diet discussions and practical cookery as well as enabling those selected to work in small social groups.

Emergency welfare support


Supported improved attendance of selected pupils, with paid access to before and after school clubs.


To be further updated with 2016 SAT results.