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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2017/2018




The Pupil Premium (PP) is funding that is based on the number of pupils receiving free school meals (FSM). Historically, pupils receiving FSM make slower progress and achieve lower results than those children who do not receive FSM. This is a national issue. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to target support to ‘narrow the gap’.


It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”    Source - DfE website


It is allocated to pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6).


FSM number per year group as at September 2017


Reception                                 1                              

Year 1                                       4

Year 2                                       3

Year 3                                       7

Year 4                                       7

Year 5                                       9

Year 6                                      11



Planned Intervention & Expected Impact  


Amount  £

Element of Teaching Assistant Salary



Educational Teaching Assistant work with PP children across all key stages for one hour per week.



  • 1-1 time with an ETA to ensure concepts are grasped.
  • One additional ETA working with year 1 low achieving boys for 7 weeks (autumn term)
  • Half termly monitored interventions to increase the attainment and progress of pupils. Coordinators feedback to SLT.













Smaller classes/ additional teachers



This allows teachers to monitor progress and provide more detailed one to one feedback to pupils who are not making expected progress.



  • Smaller class sizes have provided PP children with additional support
  • 1-1 time with teacher to ensure concepts are grasped.
  • Detailed marking and feedback







Senior Leadership Team

SLT time to plan, direct, monitor and support effectiveness of interventions.



  • PP plans are in place for each child
  • Detailed plans of extra support
  • Impact measured at the end of each term to ensure gap is closing



Breakfast Club

An additional co-ordinator is employed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to have a hot/cold breakfast.  (25% of the staffing costs).


All children who are entitled to FSM can attend the club without charge.



  • Approximately 25% of the pupils who attend Breakfast Club are PP children, they are in school on-time, well fed and ready to learn.
  • Access to play equipment and games.



School Trips & Residential

All children on PP are entitled to subsidised trip and residential costs



  • Reduced costs enable more pupils to attend school trips and residential trips



School milk

All PP pupils will be provided with milk each day (if required)



Estimated Costs





Pupil premium allocation

1/9 - 31/3/18      = £45,430

1/4/18 - 31/8/18 = £29,150 (estimated)