Pupil Premium Allocation

Pupil premium funding is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities, and close the gap between them and their peers. We use our Pupil Premium funding in a number of ways to ensure that our vulnerable pupils receive the best support possible to assist them in achieving their potential. 

One of our main barriers to Pupil Premium children’s progress in school is attendance and lateness. This continues to be a focus as a school, attendance is monitored and parents involved in the conversation about the impact on the child. The Head of School maintains a high visibility at the start and end of the day to liaise with parents regarding prompt arrival at school.

SATS results. N.B. SATS were cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic


Y1 Phonics: Three PP pupils, two did not pass. One of these by a single mark.

For April 2019 to April 2020 the school was allocated a pupil premium grant of £33,211.

For April 2020 to April 2021 the school has been allocated a pupil premium grant of £31,000.

Funding Aims: 

  • Use of funding based on research to maximise attainment for disadvantaged pupils, the Sutton Trust report, Phonics, reading comprehension support and peer support all have high value returns
  • Direct interventions, 1-1 or small group work with staff member
  • Tailored interventions for identified children with a Teacher out of class
  • Use of funding to support quality first teaching
  • Development of the whole child through promoting participation in extra-curricular clubs

 Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2021/2022

Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2020-21

To increase the proportion of PP pupils reaching expected standard within each year groupClass teachers aware of PP children, specific focus of SLT in termly pupil progress meetingsNilAs a focus group, attainment discussed and further actions or support discussed
Raise attainment of students in preparation for SATSEmployed staff member one day a week for small group teaching/support£6,909.50Improved confidence of students from improved teacher/student ratio. Time given for feedback after support
To support vulnerable children in making progressDeployed Teacher to work with small groups of children identified by class Teacher, focus on literacy and numeracy£9,150High quality teaching with significantly reduced teacher/student ration. Increased focus and support in an academically balanced group.
To improve basic skills in phonics and reading comprehensionVolunteer readers, 1-1 and small group support from TAs£8,000
To improve basic skills for those with speech and language barriersUse Speech and language therapist£9,000
To increase engagement in PE, to have PE as an incentive to attend schoolPurchase of additional PE kits to be held in reserve for children who forget  their PE kit£88Increased numbers in class able to participate in PE. Reduced embarrassment at not being able to join in with friends in the lesson
To encourage opportunities and experiences beyond the class curriculum to inspire and motivateCost of school trips, peripatetic music teaching, after school club costs coveredY6 School journey £828
Other trips 
Clubs £1,480
80% of PP pupils attend after school clubs.
All PP pupils attend school journey
To improve attendance and punctuality to schoolImproved process of contact with parents, late sign in, follow up non-attendance. Engagement with attendance service and school nurse£1,60050% of PP pupils have attendance lower that school target of 96%.
Two lowest attenders in 2018/19 were at 90 and 86%, up from 78 and 75% the previous year.
Total: £26, 455