Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium funding?

The pupil premium gives schools additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children from reception to Year 11. It was introduced in 2011 for children who were registered as eligible for free school meals or had been looked after by the Local Authority for 6 months or longer. The school also receives Pupil Premium funding for pupils who have previously been in receipt of Free School Meals but may no longer be eligible for the duration of their primary school education. For 2018/19, schools will receive £1,320 per eligible pupil of primary school age, £1,900 per pupil who has been looked after for one day or more or has been adopted from care. Schools are held accountable for the attainment and progress of the pupils who receive the funding and the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their class mates.

How can schools spend the funding they receive?

Schools are free to decide how they wish to spend the funding to support progress and achievement for the group of pupils in the school. Some of the ways the funding may be spent are: staff training to improve the quality of teaching, small group or 1-1 tuition, work with families, providing enrichment activities for higher attaining pupils, significantly reducing class sizes, learning mentors, subsidising extra curricular activities and 1-1 coaching to support social and emotional development.

Desired Outcomes for all children, including the group for whom we receive Pupil Premium Funding

  • For no child to feel different in our school
  • For children to develop self esteem, confidence in their abilities and have high aspirations for themselves
  • For children to develop the personal skills to manage their emotions appropriately leading to positive relationships with others
  • For children to have access to consistently high quality teaching in every class
  • For children to be supported to learn to read fluently, with understanding and develop a love of reading
  • For children to access all the wider learning opportunities on offer that they are interested in

Pupil Premium 2018/2019

The school anticipates £70,920 in Pupil premium funding for the academic year 2018/19. This will be allocated in the following areas:-

  • Staff training to improve the quality of teaching and enable staff to provide specific intervention programmes – eg. Early Excellence Early Years Leadership Programme, Star Reader and Accelerated Reader training,  NPQML programme for middle leaders, Coaching and Mindfulness training for pastoral staff, opportunities for collaboration
  • Learning Mentor and Pastoral Support Officer – to support children and families experiencing emotional and social difficulties through family support, individual and group programmes.
  • Additional Early Years Teaching Assistant – to work under the direction of the Early Years Leader to provide individual and small group support for children not achieving age related expectations in Reception.
  • Key Stage 1 Teaching Assistant to work across Key Stage 1 supporting individuals and groups of pupils entering Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 with attainment below that expected for their age.
  • Support staff to provide specific next day support for children requiring additional teaching to meet end of year expectations in English and Maths.
  • Lunch Support – lunch time provision for those children who find it difficult to cope with social situations and manage their feelings.
  • Reading for pleasure – monthly books from the school book shop to help children build a reading library at home.
  • Enrichment activities – financial support for parents to help children widen their life experience by attending after school clubs, visits and trips and residential visits.
  • External programmes eg Get Going Emotional Well being and Scunthorpe United Reading Project

Impact of Pupil Premium July 2018

Early Years (4 children)

25% of children were on track to reach a Good Level of Development (GLD) on entry to the Reception class, 2 out of 4, 50% reached GLD at the end of the Summer Term 2018

Year 1 Phonics Check (5 children)

3 out of 5 (60%) reached the expected standard.

Year 1 to 6 – Age Related Expectations (41 children, 32% with additional needs)

No additional Needs – 28 children

Reading – 75% reached the expected standard for their age

Writing – 57% reached the expected standard for their age

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling – 82% reached the expected standard for their age

Maths – 86% reached the expected standard for their age

Including children with additional needs – 41 children

Reading – 56% reached the expected standard for their age

Writing – 44% reached the expected standard for their age

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling – 61% reached the expected standard for their age

Maths – 68% reached the expected standard for their age


For more information, read our Pupil Premium Strategy 2018