Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


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The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM); Ever6 pupils (i.e. pupils who have been in receipt of FSM during their primary school years) or those who are looked after by the Local Authority.  A premium was also introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.  The Pupil Premium will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.



The school recognises that pupils and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) and those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.


Due to coronavirus and the school’s forced partial closure, it is not possible to evaluate the impact of pupil premium for all of the 2019-20 academic year. Instead, a report on the grant's impact at the end of the 2020-21 financial year will be made. This report will cover the whole period between September 2019 and March 2021. The report below provides detail about the grant’s use and impact for the period between September 2020 and March 2021.


Assessment information

Due to coronavirus, there is no end of KS2 SATs assessment data available for the 2019-20 academic year, and so it is not possible to benchmark progress against other schools, or against progress within school on previous KS2 outcomes.


Pupil Premium spending 2020-21


Date of most recent pupil premium review:

Dec 2020

Date of next pupil premium review:

Mar 2021

Total number of pupils:


Total pupil premium budget:


Number of pupils eligible for pupil premium:


Amount of pupil premium received per child:



All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in English and Mathematics.



The PP funding will be used to:

  • Reduce, and close, the attainment gap between the school’s disadvantaged pupils and others nationally
  • Raise the in-school attainment of both disadvantaged pupils and their peers
  • Narrow and close the gap between the achievement of PP pupils and their peers
  • Provide additional educational support to improve progress for PP pupils
  • As far as powers allow, address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for PP and others
  • Ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.



The school has identified the needs of those pupils receiving PP funding and has decided to use the following intervention strategies and support for those pupils entitled to PP funding:


  • Provide additional teaching and learning opportunities through boosters, small group work and 1:1 support focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • Acquire effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and maths
  • Secure the support of the school’s Education Welfare Officer (EWO) to address inadequate attendance and persistent absenteeism
  • Assess pupils’ mental health and well-being and address needs
  • Support parents with the purchase of school uniform


Once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, and government guidance allows, PP funding will be used to:


  • Provide access to a range of enrichment activities including visits; visitors and workshops
  • Fund educational visits and residential trips to further enrich pupils’ experiences
  • Deliver Tabla drumming lessons to provide opportunities to learn a musical instrument.



School is closed for the summer holidays from 14th July and will reopen to the children on 25th August 2021. Have a lovely summer break.