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Pupil Premium Statement


Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 and continues to be allocated in 2017. The funding is used to help diminish the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.   It is provided to schools in addition to their main funding and is allocated according to the number of pupils of compulsory school age who fit the eligibility criteria. Each category attracts a different amount of funding. Pupils will receive pupil premium funding if they are recorded as ‘ever 6’ free school meal (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) Post LAC and the children of service families.


The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision: ASPIRE TO ACHIEVE


  • All decision making is underpinned by our School Core Values of Enjoyment, Independence, Compassion, Resilience, Respect and Responsibility.
  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils however long or short their stay, to develop his or her full potential.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for vulnerable pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive FSM or are from Service families will be socially, emotionally or academically vulnerable.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being vulnerable.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving Pupil Premium funding will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.



The range of provision for our school has been agreed and approved by the Governing Body.

This includes:-

  • Providing small group work with an experienced Support Staff focussed on diminishing differences.
  • 1:1 support (where appropriate)
  • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
  • All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in English and Maths.
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children to achieve greater depth.
  • Provision will not be aimed at pupils with an Educational Health and Care Plan.



The Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff, will produce regular reports for the Governors Curriculum and Standards Committee on:-


  • the progress made towards diminishing the differences by year group for groups of learners
  • an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting
  • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support


It will be the responsibility of the Chair of the Curriculum  and Standards Committee  to ensure this information is made known to the full governing body.

The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of diminishing differences. This monitoring of the impact statement will be on the School website.


Date: February 2017


Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

This academic year, the school has received the following Pupil Premium funding:


Pupil premium - Deprivation                            £37,260

Service children premium                                £59,100

Total                                                                £96,360


Support and Guidance required for:

  • Developing key skills and knowledge in Reading, Writing and Maths
  • Developing positive attitudes towards learning
  • Developing independent learning skills – Learning behaviours
  • Promoting resilience and mental well-being
  • Mitigating the impact of frequent mobility by enabling rapid gap analysis and providing intervention/precision teaching as appropriate (pupil mobility for 2016/17 was 98%)



Planned Expenditure


43% of pupils attracting deprivation funding in 2017/18 were in Upper Key Stage 2; funding has been allocated to enable smaller than average UK class sizes for Key Stage 2 pupils whilst retaining single age teaching.  



Qualified Teaching Assistants across the school in the majority of classes throughout the day to support learning in English and Maths alongside the teaching staff.


Intervention Teaching Assistants (Key Stage 1 & 2) delivering programmes including:

  • Maths catch up (Power of 2/Plus 1 – 1:1 coaching system for maths success)
  • Emotional Literacy Support programme (ELSA)
  • Social Speaking programme
  • Circle of Friends
  • Toe by Toe
  • Colourful semantics


Non-class based SENCO/Inclusion leader to support disadvantaged pupils through:

  • Being dedicated disadvantaged children’s champion
  • Coaching and training (staff)
  • One to one/small group tuition
  • Leading individualised curriculum where necessary for pupils working towards specific aspects of learning/key objectives
  • Provision maps in place to support all disadvantaged children in classes
  • Targeted support for individual and groups of children focussing on narrowing gaps in learning
  • Additional classroom and intervention support


Commissioning of a Specialist teacher with a focus on assessing, identifying need and accelerating progress to diminish gaps in learning.   


To support pupils emotional well-being our school funds a daily lunchtime club for children who are experiencing periods of separation through deployment or detached duty.  ‘Bluey club’ is open to all children across the school and is run by two teaching assistants, trained as ELSAs.  



Resourcing and training to introduce Read Write Inc. Phonics across Reception and Key Stage 1.  Read Write Inc is a complete literacy programme, for 4 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write and for 7 and 8 year-olds needing to catch up quickly.  




Total    £96,497


Measuring the Impact

  • Previous attainment/progress reviewed
  • Starting points and targets set
  • Pupil Progress meetings
  • Termly Assessment Weeks
  • On going daily assessments
  • Pupil surveys
  • Marking, feedback and discussions with pupils


Pupil Premium Strategy Meeting

The next Pupil Premium Strategy meeting will be in December following term 2 Assessment Week.