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Pupil Premium

The Government gives additional funding to schools for all children entitled to free school meals. This is called Pupil Premium and is £1320 for the academic year 2017-18. Each entitled pupil receives this for a minimum of 6 years.


We ensure that the money is spent wisely and that children who require additional help with their learning benefit from the additional funding.


  • We have provided timetabled intervention groups for three mornings a week for children requiring additional support.
  • We have purchased software to allow us to track pupil progress, inform planning and provide interventions.
  • We have employed learning support assistants for additional hours to support children.
  • We have paid for eternal assessments.
  • We have provided one to one support where needed.
  • We have subsidized trips/clubs and will continue to do so this year. Our school values life experience and we recognize how much the children gain from these aids to their learning.
  • Our SENDCo writes to parents of pupil premium children termly, comments upon their progress and invites them into school to discuss any concerns.

As with all children, the progress of Pupil Premium children is carefully monitored and any concerns are raised at Pupil Progress Meetings which are held each term. Every Pupil Premium child is discussed at every Pupil Progress Meeting.


This year we plan to spend our pupil premium funding as detailed below:











Targeted intervention groups


Individual and small group interventions running for three mornings a week for the less able or those requiring additional support in any area

Longer term interventions


Small group additional maths/comprehension work for 2 hours a week as required



Small group work, nurture work, assessment, liaison with parents and support staff, purchase of software subscriptions and assessment materials

Phonic support


Daily phonic support in preparation of phonic screening test and re- test

Pupil Progress Meetings


Monitoring the progress of Pupil Premium Children each term

One to one support



Total Staffing Cost





Providing training for classroom assistants to ensure they understand their role in helping pupils achieve

School trips


Supporting children in attending school trips and visits

Music Tuition


Supporting children in accessing extra-curricular music tuition from visiting tutors

Nessy Software



After school clubs and swimming


Supporting children in accessing after school activities

Learning resources







At the end of the academic year 2016-17 our interventions over the course of the year had an 80% success rate.


Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

“By working together in an exciting, creative and supportive Christian environment we will challenge and inspire every child to become highly literate, numerate, sociable and healthy, with a thirst for continued learning and a belief in their ability to become significant citizens”