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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 17/18 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 2017/2018

  • Highly-skilled and experienced intervention teacher, who is an experienced Maths manager and KS1 leader, 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. She will also cover teacher time in class in order to free them up to plan for support needs of pupils. £23,000

  • To provide before and after school care for selected pupils to help support attendance. Extra staff required. £3,000

  • Subsidising school trips and residential trips to ensure that children are not disadvantaged by social circumstances £3,000

  • Providing equal extra-curricular opportunities, including sports clubs for PP pupils and where opportunities for enrichment may require funding support £2,000

  • One to one online maths tutoring (Third Space Learning) for pupils for one hour each week. This will address the filling of gaps in knowledge for less able mathematicians and the extension of able pupils £6,000

  • Supply of resources to support home learning where required (revision guides, online learning subscriptions) £1, 000

  • Deputy Head supporting KS2 children in Writing and Maths, including the support of non-PP pupils in order to release class teacher to focus on identified groups £20,000 (in addition to more time spent on this by Deputy Head)

  • Pastoral Leader time to provide emotional and behavioural support for selected pupils and their families. £3,000


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.



Skilled intervention teacher


Aimed at EYFS and KS1 pupils, with progress records showing gap filling and support for phonics, reading, writing and maths. Example: all disadvantaged pupils in Year 1 passed phonic screening check.

Emotional and behavioural support at lunchtimes

£2, 000

Second ELSA trained 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. This has led to development of Pastoral Leader role.

Before and after school provision for selected pupils



Some PP pupils have been supported with attendance and engagement through subsidy of club provision.

Subsidising school trips and residential visits



Allowed pupils full access to visits and residential experiences.

Catch up training for TA’s (Literacy)

£3, 000

One to one sessions show that pupils made good progress from starting points, with often large progress in reading ages throughout the programme.

National Middle Leader supporting release of other school leaders

£8, 000

This has allowed Maths and English leaders and SENCO time to work across the school, ensuring that all staff are clear on support provided for PP pupils.

Teacher providing small group support as identified in Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths

£ 5, 000

Enabled small group focussed teaching.