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Pupil Premium 2019-2020

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. The pupil premium funds the school to support the achievement, enrichment and wellbeing of children who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) over the last 6 years.

It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better and close the gap between them and their peers. Research shows that the most academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are most at risk of under-performing. Schools should focus on these pupils just as much as pupils with low results.

 How is the money used?

 It’s up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium. This is because school leaders are best-placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use funding to improve attainment.

  For more information on pupil premium, visit:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium  



All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to or beyond age related expectations depending on their starting points.

Main barriers to academic achievement of ‘disadvantaged’ children

may include:

  •  Gaps in key literacy knowledge (phonics, handwriting, spellings, decoding, punctuation)
  • Lack of support in reading and homework at home
  • Gaps in key numeracy knowledge (number, calculations)
  • Ability to apply basic numeracy/literacy knowledge and skills (problem solving, fluency, comprehension, composition)  
  • Emotional issues that are impacting on learning and progress e.g. resilience, motivation, self-esteem, social skills
  • Poor learning behaviours and attitudes – being equipped, getting started, keeping going, trying a different approach  
  • Limited life experience beyond home and school – lack of visits to parks, museums, performances, Central London – nothing to write about or to inform a pupil’s ability to infer


The school receives £181,333 which is spent on a range of provisions (2019-2020)

This includes:     

  • Literacy Support Service-1 day a week of 1:1 literacy input by a specialist literacy teacher in order to provide targeted intervention programmes addressing gaps in spelling, reading and writing.
  • Providing small group work with experienced teachers , focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • Lexia reading groups for targeted children from Reception – Year 6
  • Cover provided to release teachers for pupil progress meetings
  • ICT investment in iPads and Chromebooks for pupils
  • Additional teachers for group work and reduced class sizes in Years 1 – 6 for English and Maths. Providing small group work with experienced teachers focused on overcoming gaps in learning – each year group has an extra teacher for support and intervention which allows team teaching in the classroom or reduces the main class size which allows for teaching to the top.
  • Rapid Maths and English in Year six supporting targeted children in small groups with TA support
  • School Minibus rental for free trips for PP pupils
  • Booster classes for Year 6
  • Supporting school journey and trips
  • Enrichment and clubs (some free places for PP pupils)
  • Acquiring effective materials and using effective resources aimed at raising standards, in English and mathematics
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities and social and emotional support provided through trained TAs, HLTAs or external agencies e.g. Shine Again play therapy
  • Swimming (financial support towards cost)
  • Breakfast cub and after school club places subsided for targeted disadvantaged families
  • Parent workshops providing targeted support


 Reviewed termly at Governors Teaching and Learning Committee

  Click here to open our full 2019-2020 Pupil Premium Statement (including impact analysis) and our statements for previous years.