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 are in care or adopted 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 disadvantaged children and their 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 this online.

For the academic year September 2016 to July 2017 our school received £43,560 of Pupil Premium funding.

For the current academic year September 2017 to July 2018 our school will receive £32,620 of Pupil Premium funding. The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is 30% the national percentage is 26%.

What are our main barriers to disadvantaged children's progress?

  • Ensuring they all receive consistently high quality personalised teaching and learning.
  • Children's independence, resilience, confidence and vocabulary.
  • Parental engagement and pupil attendance.
  • Access to a wide variety of life experiences and extra curricular activities.

 What are we spending our Pupil Premium on this year?

  • Additional Teachers, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and interventions.
  • Raised awareness and improved pupil tracking.
  • Improved provision for vulnerable children.
  • Increased parental engagement.
  • Increased enrichment, access, inclusion and attendance.

See Action Plan below for more details

Summary of outcomes for 2017

School Results
National Results 2017
  Disadvantaged  children Non disadvantaged children Non disadvantaged children
Foundation Stage          
Good Level of Development  0% 44% 72%
Key Stage 1 Phonics      
Year 1 Phonics Pass      57% 45% 83%
Year 2 Phonics Pass 58% 96% 93%
Key Stage 1      
RWM Expected Standard 36% 56% 64%
Reading Expected Standard 42% 75% 79%
Writing Expected Standard 42% 71% 72%
Maths Expected Standard 42% 75% 79%
Reading Greater Depth 17% 19%  28%
Writing Greater Depth
 0% 11%  18%
Maths Greater Depth  0% 17%  23%
Attendance 94.2%   93%  96%
Persistent Absentees > 10%      8.7%

Early Years Foundation Stage

No disadvantaged children in 2017 achieved a Good Level of Development.

Year 1 phonics

Year 1 disadvantaged children in 2017 did better than non disadvantaged children. Since 2015 school has diminished the difference to national from -47% to -26% in 2017. 

Key Stage 1

Non disadvantaged children do better than disadvantaged children in all subjects, at both the expected standard and at the greater depth standard. However, when compared to last year, disadvantaged children in 2017 did better than those in 2016. Diminishing the difference to national non disadvantaged at the expected standard and above in reading from -41% to -37%, in writing from -49% to -30% and in maths from -47% to -37% and at the greater depth standard in reading from -16% to -11%.


The attendance for disadvantaged children was above that for non-disadvantaged pupils closing the gap to national non disadvantaged.