Pupil Premium

Schools are required to provide information regarding the use of pupil premium funding. Information regarding the pupil premium can be found below (PLEASE SCROLL TO THE FOOT OF THE PAGE TO VIEW PERFORMANCE DATA):

Frequently Asked Questions (from the Department for Education Schools Website)

The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils (pupils who have been registered for free schools meals [FSM] at any point in the last six years (Ever6 FSM) or are looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months). Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.

It is not the funding itself that will improve attainment gaps, but how schools use it. Some children require additional support to meet their potential, and the Pupil Premium will provide schools with the resources they need to provide that support.

Head Teachers are free to decide how best to use the Premium to support their ‘Ever6 FSM’ and Looked After pupils to close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Department does not want to micro-manage schools, but it does expect them to use the Pupil Premium appropriately and to be accountable for the decisions they make.

Pupil Premium Funding and Provision (2022-2023)

Annual funding is based on the number of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) during the last six years. Additional funding is also awarded to children of parents in the armed forces or children in care or adopted. Other children identified by the school as in need of additional support who fall outside these categories also benefit from targeted support; thus we seek to ensure that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, can achieve according to their potential.

It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent as schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils and groups. Schools are however, held accountable for how this additional funding is used to support children from low-income families. The following information explains how the pupil premium has been spent and its impact upon learning:

In 2022-23 funds have been used to develop the following key areas:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Supporting pupils address gaps in their learning
  • Expanding cultural capital opportunities

A three tiered approach was taken to address these areas:

    • Staff received regular training on mental health and wellbeing
    • SLT attended regular CPD to keep up to date with latest developments
    • Learning mentor available to support staff
    • Staff attended training on core subjects
    • Staff retention of senior teachers to lead key stages
    • Staff retention of senior teacher to strengthen leadership team
    • Pupil progress meetings with leadership team
    • Zones of regulation introduced as a whole school approach
    • Learning mentor supported whole classes as well as individuals and small groups of pupils
    • Lego therapy, dog therapy and Talkabout interventions set up to support SEMH needs of pupils
    • Learning mentor supported families
    • Phonics interventions, Early Talk Boost and KS2 reading scheme used to support pupils learning
    • Specialist teachers used to teach music, science, PE , computing and D&T across different year groups
    • 1:1 interventions offered such as gross motor skills
    • Personalised curriculum for identified individuals
    • Loan of technology for individuals
    • Maths support provided by specialist maths teacher
    • Eco club and outdoor learning offered
    • Stimulating wider curriculum provision
    • School focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Worry monsters  in all classes
    • Targeted support for individuals with SEMH needs including links with outside agencies such as Grief Encounters
    • Purchase of school pet rabbits
    • Learning mentor in regular contact with pupils and families
    • Pupil progress meetings led by SLT for each key stage
    • Additional 1:1 support provided for identified pupils
    • Dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing page on school website signposting support for families
    • Staff fund raiser to boost sense of belonging and togetherness
    • Celebration and promotion of mental health awareness weeks
    • Healthy Schools Award renewed
    • Additional staff employed to supervise lunch times
    • Purchase of enrichment online platforms – Mathletics, Reading Eggs
    • Specialist resources purchased
    • Creative curriculum workshops subsidised by school
    • School journey subsidised by school
    • KS2 targeted maths and English support offered by teaching assistant
    • KS2 targeted wider curriculum support offered by teaching assistant

Click on the links below to view outcomes for Pupil Premium Children (end of key stage) in 2019 (compared to national outcomes)


Due to lockdown and the disruption to learning caused by the pandemic there was no requirement to report on attainment for the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21.