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Pupil Premium Statement 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Statement

Introduction to the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support particular groups of pupils who are known to be at risk of underachievement and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils in Years R to 11 that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or, who have been eligible for FSM in the past six years (Ever 6).

In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, schools received £1,300 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

In the 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 financial years, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

  • £1,320 for primary-aged pupils.

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under
  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order.

More information is available on the Department for Education website.

Our School

The pupil premium is used to have a positive impact on the children who meet the criteria.  As at 1st January 2017.

  • The school has a role of 470 pupils
  • Of which 238 students are currently identified to be eligible for pupils premium funding
  • We aim to create inclusive programmes of study that meet the needs of all pupils
  • We regularly monitor data relating to all vulnerable groups so that we are learning and close the gap to their peers
  • Pupil premium funding is allocated across a range of strategies designed to support the progress of all the children in the group.

Review of Pupil Premium Spending

Review of Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017


When making decisions about using pupil premium funding, it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced.  Common barriers for FSM children can be less supported at home, have weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues.  There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing.  The challenges are varied and there is no “one size fits all”.  Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to minimise the differences between pupil groups.  Through Quality First Teaching and targeted interventions, we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress.  For children who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach at least age related expectations as they move through the school.

The Government initiative to improve the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils provide schools with additional funding for each child who is entitled to, or ever has been entitled to, Free School Meals (FSM) over the last 6 years.

From April 2014, maintained schools (funded by the local education authority), non-maintained special schools (not funded by the local education authority) will also attract the Pupil Premium for children:

  • that were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 (under the Adoption and Children Act 2002);
  • that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30th December 2005 (under the Children Act 1989);
  • that left care under a Residential Order on or after 14th October 1991 (under the Children Act 1989);
  • where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g., an adoption order);
  • where the school records on the January School Census that it has a child on roll who meets the above criteria; and
  • where their parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Paper copies are availabe to download.