Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is an allocation of additional funding provided 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 and how this is being used.

In 2013, Ofsted recognised that:

‘Pupil premium funding is spent carefully and to good effect. Additional staff in the classroom support eligible pupils, and all pupils are able to take advantage of extended school opportunities such as Positive Play sessions and one-to-one tuition. As a result, pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium make similar progress to other pupils, and their attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is in line with that of their classmates.’ [July 2013]

Overall, the achievement of pupil premium funded pupils was judged to be ‘outstanding.’


The funding for 2015/16 was £21,700 We used this funding to:

  • Continue with positive play sessions
  • Lead interventions, including phonics and numeracy
  • Buy resources to use in interventions and ensure their effectiveness
  • Continue with one to one and small group work to accelerate progress
  • TA cover time to release staff to work with children to give effective feedback and set appropriate, child-friendly targets
  • Help fund the purchase of uniform / school trips
  • to continue our ‘nurture’ type group as we recognised an increasing number of children in school who would benefit from this type of intervention.
  • Pay trained staff to lead mindfulness within school, working with whole classes and smaller groups of children
  • developing the use of Philosophy for Children [P4C] which has been proven to help children make progress in other subjects such as reading and maths.


Please click on the link to view our 2016/17 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement


For more details on Pupil Premium Funding please visit


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