Key Information

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

What is Pupil Premium funding?

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools 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 in reception year to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will also receive £2,300 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,300 rate.

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,300 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.

Why do some students need Pupil Premium funding?

Students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding often have additional barriers to their educational achievement.  These can include, but not be limited to: lack of financial or physical resources; low expectations/aspirations educationally or socially; behavioural challenges; difficulty accessing the mainstream curriculum and other learning or language barriers.

The school allocated PP funding to address these needs and by supporting learners in a variety of ways.   These include:

  • Salary contributions for particular staff who support PP learners.
  • Programmes to support well-being.
  • Enrichment opportunities.
  • Resources to support students in accessing school life and aspects of curriculum positively.

How much Pupil Premium funding does the school receive?

The Pupil Premium funding allocation for 2018-19 is £232,297.50.

How often do you review the impact of the Pupil Premium initiatives?

The Pupil Premium spend is reviewed at the end of each academic year. 

How will the impact of any Pupil Premium spend be measured?

Category Type of activity/spend

Impact should be visible in:



  • Heads of Year
  • Deputy Heads of Year
  • Attendance officer
  • Student Services Manager
  • Inclusion Room Supervisors

 Proportion of salary directly linked to proportion of PP focus


  • Core subject salaries e.g. overstaffing and class sizes
  • Teaching and Learning Lead - leading whole school improvement of teaching and learning




  • Attendance data
  • Behaviour logs
  • Time in referral rooms
  • Exclusions (internal and external)
  • Attainment and progress meetings
  • Safeguarding issues dealt with and supported as appropriate


  • Academic outcomes including:
  • Closer parity between PP and non PP student performance
  • Impact on individual PP student performance


  • Staff improvement in feedback of observed lessons
  • Staff improvement in outcomes
  • Overall quality of teaching and learning improvements (feedback records)

Alternative curriculum, eg: 

  • Sports activities
  • Duke of Edinburgh 
  • Trips
  • Behaviour logs for participating students
  • Participation in programme (e.g. attendance)
  • Awards for participation
  • Revision Guides
  • Uniform
  • Stationery supplies
  • Providing equal opportunities/access (could impact on attendance etc)


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