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Pupil Premium




Pupil Premium Statement 2017/2018


The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (“FSM”) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, children of Service Families and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.


Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from these families. Measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. Schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.


Summary of Main Barriers:

Key areas for development of disadvantaged pupils are identified through classroom observations as part of the observation cycle from the Headteacher, from pupil progress discussions between class teachers and the Headteacher and through lack of measurable progress being identified through the school’s target setting and assessment strategy.


Areas identified for development are:

  • Social and emotional support needed to help come children develop more self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Level of engagement in class
  • Level of support accessed outside of school

These needs are encompassed in Priority 4 of the SIDP.

  • Level of academic support in class to specific needs and to help embed learning
  • Stretching higher attaining children who show clear potential

These needs are encompassed in Priorities 1 & 2 of the SIDP.










Income: In 2017/18 the federation received Pupil Premium of £48,400. This figure is based on current FSM and Ever6. (Ever6 counts children in the last six years who have received free school meals whether or not they are current pupils or still in receipt of FSM), plus LAC and Service Children funding.





Additional TA time – small group and 1:1 support




Additional TA support time to allow children in both schools to be given 1:1 and small group support to develop their core subject abilities. Impact measured as part of whole school performance monitoring process as outlined in Assessment Schedule and SIDP 1.

Additional TA time – THRIVE


Additional TA support time to allow children in both schools to be given Thrive sessions to develop social and emotional maturity, impacting on all aspects of their education. Impact measured by Thrive screening process for whole classes and by IAP progress.

Lunchtime support


Additional support provided for a small groups of children with moderate social and emotional or communication needs.

Benjamin Foundation


Funding for a Counsellor from The Benjamin Foundation to provide support for individual students in supporting their emotional needs and developing self-esteem and confidence. 13 disadvantaged children have accessed this during the year. Impact measured by discussion with class teachers and Star assessment being introduced.



Additional core subject training to support intervention provision in both schools.

School trips subsidies


Funding provided for trips, resources and opportunities wherever a need is identified.

Music Tuition


Every child accesses music tuition weekly, including learning an instrument.

Golden Mile


Children from all phases learn to develop their fitness and healthy lifestyles.

After school club


Gives children an opportunity to be introduced to new and different sports and develop important teamwork skills and self-esteem. HCP only.

Additional funds


Funds to be allocated at later points during the year as needs/opportunities arise, taking into account potential changes in role.

Advanced Writers Club and Maths club

No cost to school

Extending children who show extra potential in specific areas and supporting all levels in Maths.

Total costs 2017/18







What are our aims?

  • All Pupil Premium students will make at least the expected progress, in line with national averages for all students.
  • All Pupil Premium students will have good attendance and behaviour, in line with national averages for all students.
  • All Pupil Premium students will be successful learners, provided with timely and accurate feedback on their learning and given additional support where required, particularly to develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills.


How are we monitoring this?

  • Analysis of tracking data at both group and individual level to help us monitor student progress against cohort and national performance.
  • Evaluation of the impact of interventions.
  • Monitoring of attendance and behaviour data to inform future interventions.


Overall Progression of Disadvantaged Pupils

  • Progress scores for disadvantaged children 2016
  • Reading – -1.2
  • Writing – 0.6
  • Maths – 0.1
  • In Year progress scores are also monitored by cohort per subject and reviewed as part of the school performance index.
  • Children who are not progressing at suitable rates are also considered individually in pupil progress meetings as part of the school performance index.


The federation strategy will be reviewed annually in July.