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Pupil Premium

What is it?
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.


For more detailed information please see our Pupil Premium Plan 2016-17

Total amount of PPG received     £269,000

Nature of support  

18%    Improving T&L (training and support)

30%    Learning support and intervention 

26%    Learning support and intervention

26%    Focus on families and support 

Overall Aims 


1. To secure quality first teaching (particularly feedback and marking as this is the biggest factor in improving 

outcomes for all children but mostly those who are disadvantaged. Research from Sutton Trust and John Hattie – 

Visible Learning) 

2. Develop language and comprehension skills in order to improve rates of progress to narrow 

the gap for those PP pupils not on track to achieve Expected Standard 

3. Develop reasoning skills to help more PP children make better progress in maths to support 

raising attainment 

4. To continue to develop the school curriculum and provide learning opportunities in ‘real life’ 

contexts to help improve progress, raise aspirations and attainment  

5. Continue to develop Kagan Co-op Learning structures to support school priorities (collaborative 

learning is one of the top five factors in improving learning according to the research of John Hattie and Visible 


6. To provide visits and experiences to enrich children’s language, understanding of the world 

7. To offer extended school support eg, homework club, after school clubs, breakfast club etc  

8. To provide support and encouragement to parents in order that they engage with school and 

support their children’s learning 

Success Criteria:  By the end of 2017

1.1 Identified PP children make good and better progress so that at least 70% are on track to achieve EXS by 

the end of their year in R and M (PPMs, data tracking, book scrutinies) 

1.2 Maintain the national standard in Y1 Phonics achievement (80% for PP children 2016) 

1.3 Further improve PP attendance from 95% to 96% at least 

1.4 To further improve the scaled progress score for R and M to at least 0 (-2.9 in 2016) 

1.5 PP children demonstrate confidence as learners as seen through their self-evaluation of school key learner attributes

1.6 Attendance at Parents’ evening is maintained at above 90%

1.7 At least 66% (an increase of 10%) of PP children, without significant SEN/D or EAL barriers to achieve a Good Level of Development (GLD) by the end of FS2 


For an evaluation of Pupil Premium Plan 2015-16, please see document.