Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2016


  • •    The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underachievement of children from backgrounds which may be deemed to be disadvantaged.
  • •    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 to ensure they reach their potential.
  • •    Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools were also required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

Key facts

  • •    The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are have been eligible for FSM at any point during the last 6 years and children who are defined under the Children Act 1989 as a Looked-after Child (LAC). Post LAC children also receive funding as do children who have been registered as a service child in any of the previous 4 years.
  • •    Total funding through the Premium has increased over recent years. The level of the premium in 2011-12 was £488 per pupil; it has since increased in 2015 to £1320 per Primary aged pupil.
  • •    The Pupil Premium was first introduced in April 2011, and is paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on January school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children looked after data returns.

Number of Children on Roll

Number of Children on FSM (%)

Total £ Received

Total allocated to Each Pupil


489 children on role

FSM-57 pupils (11.6%)





506 children on role

FSM – 66 Pupils (13%)

P-P    - 130 (26%)





506 children on role

FSM – 76 Pupils (15%)

P-P    - 127 (25%)



£1320.00 – Basic P/P

£1900 – LAC

£300 – Service Child




New census January 2017


  • •    Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll. 





Area of spending


Future Plans


Curriculum Enrichment

£20,000 spent on: attendance, funding school trips, coaches, swimming activities 



Pupils enjoy and learn from the numerous curriculum enhancement activities and opportunities that take place throughout the year. Without funding and voluntary parent contributions it would be difficult to ensure these activities continue

This will be an ongoing cost of approximately £20,000.

Staffing for small groups and individual interventions with a focus on reading, writing and maths 

2 Teachers working part time – 3 days/ 2 days contribution to staffing of £35,000

The school runs a reading intervention and tutoring programme throughout the week. Pupils are working within small groups or on an individual basis, with carefully chosen resources to enable catch up in phonics and reading.  The interventions continue to narrow the gap, Data evidences. 

Continue with additional Intervention Teachers. £35,000

3 highly skilled Intervention TA’s who will deliver small groups/1:1 support

Contribution to staffing of £30,000

Targeted support for catch up groups in all years.  Rolling programme to be identified.  Accelerated progress to be identified.

Continue to develop TAs by up-skilling 

Contribution to staffing of £4,000 on employing MFL teacher to release teachers for specific intervention.

To give teachers time to give targeted children additional quality first teaching of Literacy and numeracy. 


To continue 

After school activities  and funding residential trips £15,000

The school is now running over 20 after school clubs, the vast majority of these are free to enable all pupils to participate. We have spent money on purchasing resources for the clubs.


 We are hoping to get 100% of pupils involved in a school club. Priority is given to pupils on FSM – 75% FSM uptake

Due to the success of our holiday club we plan to continue the provision - £5000 for year’s provision including 4 weeks of the summer holiday.


Free for FSM Ever6. Offering inclusive affordable childcare throughout all holidays excluding Christmas and bank holidays. Giving pupils and their siblings (4-12) a safe place to play during holidays. 

Continue provision 

Contribution to Professional Fees for Pupil wellbeing 


The school buys in the services of a professional skilled in working on strategies for pupils who may have difficulty in dealing with every day disagreements or change of routine along with specific needs.  This includes Ed Psych, Parent School Adviser, Early Intervention Service and ESW

Ongoing at a cost of £11,000

Social skills teaching, with a focus on resilience, change and transition (nurture)


The school pay for TA’s to offer pupils alternative provision during the afternoons and lunchtimes. 


Autism Youth Club contribution of


Offering parents and pupils support on a weekly, informal environment.

To continue

Family Fitness


Offering free parents’ exercise classes promoting healthy lifestyles. 

To continue 

Contribution to staffing of £20,000

Learning mentor to be appointed to offer the much needed pastoral and behaviour support. 







Pastoral and behaviour support.  

To encourage parents from hard to reach groups into school. To look at parents supporting other parents, specifically with language barriers and how to support children at home. This runs alongside fortnightly workshops and parent café.



To continue to develop roles within school to secure better pupil outcomes.


Equipment purchase 

Sumdog - £1,000

An enhanced curriculum offered to pupils of all abilities.




  Outdoor Gym equipment/developing playground £28,000

Total Expenditure



Underspend of £14,340 money to be carried forward to purchase of outdoor gym equipment in Summer 2016




(inc. carry forward)





Impact 2015/2016 

The new 2016 SATs and the removal of levels means the tracking of Pupil Premium children is not straightforward. However, we do have positive anecdotal evidence: 

  • •     Our internal tracking system shows that the gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium closes as they progress through the school.
  • •    ALL FSM pupils attended their residential trip in 15/16 – this was fully funded by the school
  • •    ALL FSM pupils attended their termly school trips in 15/16 – this was fully funded by the school
  • •    20% of pupils attending our holiday receive funding for payment because they are FSM
  • •    Our attendance is above national at 96.65%. This is partly due to weekly ‘in year’ competitions and end of academic year whole school trip
  • •    Informal, regular audits of our family fitness class is carried out and generally at least 50% of parents are those who have children who qualify for pupil premium
  • •    Case studies evidence that the learning mentor is having a positive impact on pupils experience of MDJS
  • •    Internal tracking carried out by the SENCo evidences that intervention is having a positive impact on progress



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