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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium and how should it be used?


The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget and is based on the number of children eligible for free school meals (FSM), Children in Care (CiC) and for those children whose parents are currently in the Armed Forces.


‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’

Source DfE website


The school will use this money to support systems and processes which ensure continued progress and academic achievement for those in vulnerable groups – FSM, CiC and children working below age related expectations.

Pupil Premium Funding for 2017-18


In the 2017-18 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils I Reception to Year 6


Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left Local Authority care because of one of the following:

· Adoption

· A Special Guardianship order

· A Child Arrangements order

· A Residence order


£300 will be available for service children or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)


Planned Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2017-18


In the current academic year the school is expecting £26,490 in Pupil Premium Funding. We are planning to spend this Pupil Premium money on: 


  • Subscription to Phonics Play website for classroom use
  • Funding for Rainbow Team (for well-being) members in the playground, on the gate and supporting children
  • Attendance monitoring and intervention
  • Training for delivering Speech and Language 
  • TA support for planned interventions
  • Boxhall Profile for vulnerable children
  • Better Reading Partnership 3 x week for vulnerable children
  • Dynamo Maths subscription for vulnerable children
  • Play therapy sessions for vulnerable children
  • Subsidising school trips/swimming lessons/school clubs/enrichment activities including a trip to Otterden Activity Centre for PP and vulnerable children 
  • Continuing to employ a Play Leader to support vulnerable children at lunch time play
  • Daily free school milk for PP children