What is pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is allocated to schools, in addition to main school funding, in order to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), Looked After Children, Children Adopted from Care, Children of Service Personnel and their peers.

The purpose of the grant is to raise achievement by finding gaps in pupil’s attainment and providing additional support and initiatives to help children learn. In our school the money has also been used to enhance the interests of these particular children. After liaising with parents, governors and the pupils, the grant has been spent in the following way:

April 2012 to March 2013 – Total Funding Received: £6,350

Initiative Activity/Cost Expected Impact Actual Impact
To raise attainment of pupils making below expected progress TA Support – £260 Improved levels of the majority of children participating in the intervention programmes.  Pupils have had one to one /small group support. Achievement and progress has improved.
To assist the financial burden of families of looked after children and to enhance the special interests of the individual pupils. After-School Clubs – £250

Educational Visits – £420

ICT – Tablets x 6 – £625

Dance Teacher – £380

Children have been given the opportunity to develop their skills in the specific area of interest.  Educational visits and improved ICT have enhanced their learning.  Pupils have gained in confidence.  Behaviour is much improved.  Pupils have enjoyed the opportunity to develop their dance skills and went on to teach others in a lunchtime club.
Total Spent – £1935

April 2013 to March 2015 – Total Funding:  £14,300 + Carry Forward from 2012/13 of £4400 = £18,700 to be spent

Initiative Activity/ Expected Cost Expected Impact Actual Impact Next steps – September 14
To identify pupils who are falling behind and ensure that their learning is enhanced and progress is made. TA Support – approx. £13,000:

Class 2 – 1 TA x 15 hours per week &

Class 3 – 1 TA x 9 hours per week

Dance – £400

Clubs and Drumming – £585


B1 – to learn social conventions, to play and work cooperatively with others, to access after school clubs.

To make age related expected progress in reading , writing and maths.

B2 (ASD) – to access learning through structured approach and planned and supported activities. To make age expected progress in reading, writing and maths.


B3 – to make expected progress in reading, writing and maths from low starting points. To build confidence to enable him to join in with classroom activities, to ask questions and speak to the class.


G5 – to build social skills and confidence. To encourage a love of dance and movement. To attend residential trip.

G6 – to encourage a love of dance. To develop confidence. To learn about relationships. To attend residential week.

B1 – a big improvement in behaviour, more independent, reduced number of anti social incidents. Boys able to attend after school clubs and access a broad range of activities with TA support.

One boy has made good academic progress, the other requires further additional support to narrow the gaps in achievement in reading and writing.

B2 – this child has made expected progress or better from low starting points in FS. He is slightly below National Expected in some aspects. Social skills and coping with the routine of the day much improved.

G6 – greater confidence, has made expected or better progress in KS2 SATs. Enjoyed dance lessons.

B2 – to continue to support in lessons and with 1:1 support to improve reading and writing skills. To continue to support attendance at after school clubs.

To support child with guitar lessons.

B3 – to continue to give support in class. To give 1;1 suppport to achieve age related expectations in reading, writing and maths.

G5 – to continue to support in class and 1;1 particularly in maths and writing. To develop comprehension skills.

G6 – to support with speech and language. To support attendance at after school clubs and residential trips. To encourage musical talent through key board lessons.

To assist the financial burden of families of PPG children and to enhance the special interests of the individual pupils.


After School Clubs,

Educational Visits and Residential Visits – approx. £1000

 To gain confidence and enjoyment.  To support the learning in school.  All PP pupils took advantage of trips and educational visits.

April 2013 to March 2015:  Total Allocated/Spent to Date – £15,000.  Surplus of £3,700 still to be spent – discussions are underway to decide how this money will be spent.