Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011 to allow schools to offer additional support to looked after children, children from families in the armed services and those from low income families.

Schools must use the extra funding to help narrow the attainment gap that exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. Funding is based on children registered for a free school, service children and children in care.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit to best meet the needs of its children; however we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

How are we using our funding to successfully raise achievement

During 2019/20 the school received £84,060. This funding was spent in the following ways:

  • Providing Teaching Assistant support for learning to allow more adult focus groups in English and Maths lessons
  • Providing Teaching Assistant support for post-teaching activities to close the learning gaps.
  • Providing Teaching Assistant support for small group work and 1:1 intervention.
  • Purchasing TT Rock Stars, Lexia subscription, Mastery Science, Rising Stars spelling on-line programmes for school and home access.
  • Contributing to the musical instrument tuition to allow children to develop new skills and talents.
  • Subsidising school trips and curriculum WOW days.
  • Subsidising lunchtime and extra curriculur clubs.

A small contingency is available for ad-hoc arising needs.