Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used and the impact of provision.

As an inclusive school, we seek to provide equal opportunities to all of our pupils, regardless of their background and individuals needs.  The Pupil premium funding allows us to provide additional learning and enrichment opportunities to those pupils who might otherwise miss out.  Through our use of Pupil Premium funding, we aim to offer and improve quality first teaching, intervention and other provision, so that the attainment gap is closed between those pupils for whom Pupil Premium funding is offered and other pupils.


Our plan for the use of Pupil Premium funding for 2018/19 is detailed in the following plan.  An overview is also provided below.

Pupil Premium Plan 2018/19 

The strategy will be reviewed in December 2018.

School Overview

Total number of pupils on roll 266
Total number of pupils eligible for PP 31

Amount of PP per pupil

Free School Meals/Ever 6 (23)

Looked After Children (2)

Adopted from Care (3)

Services Children (3)






Total amount of PP received 2018/19* £42,840

 *The total amount received may not match the sum of the amounts for the above children, as funding is based on historic figures.

Barriers to Learning

The following factors have been identified as some of the potential barriers to the learning and progress of pupils at our school eligible for the Pupil Premium:

  • Special Educational needs, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, cognitive processing difficulties, etc.
  • Lower levels of basic skills, including language, on entry to formal education.
  • Poor study skills, self-regulation and meta-cognition.
  • Reduced access to learning support/opportunities out of school, including parental levels of education, access to learning materials, and cultural opportunities.
  • Reduced opportunity/financial resources for enrichment activities, such as music tuition, visits and residential trips.
  • Low self-esteem as a result of the above.
  • Mental health, behavioural and social-emotional difficulties.

Planned Use of Pupil Premium


An overview of the plan is as below:

Provision Intended Outcomes

1:1 and small group Wave 2/3 intervention programmes:

Use of PP funding:

  • Staff training
  • Resourcing of programmes
  • Staffing costs
  • Assessment costs
  • Subscription Costs

Targeted pupils have increased confidence in their abilities and apply their learning in class.

Targeted pupils have made accelerated progress in English and/or Mathematics.

Targeted pupils have met their identified learning targets.


 Whole school introduction of 'learning behaviours'.

Use of PP funding:

  • Resources

 Pupils have a greater understanding of learning behaviours (meta-cognition) and apply this in their approach to learning.

There is evidence of improved overall pupil progress.

Small group self-esteem and aspiration programme.

Use of PP funding:

  • Progressive sports coach costs

Participating pupils have developed greater confidence in their won abilities and have raised aspirations.

There is evidence of participating pupils making accelerated progress.

1:1 Nurture facilities:

Use of PP funding:

  • Resourcing of nurture room
  • Staffing costs

Pupils with identified emotional and/or behavioural needs will have received individual support which aids them to take a full part in learning.

School trips and enrichment activities, including Y6 residential:

Use of PP funding:

  • Subsidy/full cost of trips and activities.

Eligible pupils have taken part in trips and activities, ensuring inclusion within full school life and enriched experiences. 

Small group study skills course.

Use of PP funding:

  • Course materials
  • Staffing costs

Participating pupils have an increase awareness of learning strategies, linked to self-regulation and meta-cognition.

There is evidence of participating pupils making accelerated progress.

Progress Measures

The progress and attainment of pupils receiving support and intervention through the pupil premium will be measured using one or more of the following methods:

  • York Reading Assessment (Entry/Exit)
  • Sandwell Mathematics Assessment (Entry/Exit)
  • SWST Spelling (Biannually)
  • PhAB Assessment (Entry/Exit)
  • PUMA & PIRA (Termly assessments)
  • Statutory Tests (EYFSP, Y1/2 Phonics, KS1/2 SATs)
  • Teacher assessment judgements (Target Tracker)
  • Programme specific measures

In addition, the impact of social emotional support will be measured using:

  • Boxall Profile
  • Pupil Surveys (Entry/Exit)
  • Teacher and Parent views




School Overview

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PP


Amount of PP per pupil

(Looked After Children)



Total amount of PP received 2017/18

£50, 460

Impact of Pupil Premium Use

Phonics Screening Check

KS1 SATs (Y2) Key Stage 2 SATs (Y6) Whole School*
Number of Pupils 1/2  2 8 27
Number of Pupils also on SEND Register  0/1 1 2 13

Met Standard (Y1/Y2)




Reading:  50%/0%




Writing:  50%/0%





Mathematics:  50%/0%





*Based on teacher assessments against National Curriculum end of Year/phase expectations.

Other Outcomes

  • All Y6 PP pupils attended the residential trip to Laches Wood OEC
  • All PP pupils were able to take part in enrichment activities and trips 
  • Pupils who took part in the self-esteem sports programme displayed increased confidence, impacting on learning and participation in enrichment activities.




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