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16Pupil Premium



Pupil premium money is funding which targets funds to the benefit of pupils from low income families (those children who are eligible for free school meals). For this year pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years are also included in the allocation.

Pupils who are ‘Looked after’ (in care/fostered) for more than 6 months and children from service families are also included.


In 2016-17 Pickhill Primary School has received 2,600 as follows:


Per Child

2016/17 (April Financial Year)

Children who have been eligible for a Free School Meal any time over the last 6 years.




This funding is being used to:

  • Provide additional teaching to raise attainment and achievement in Year 6 through targeted interventions in English and Maths.
  • Offer free clubs after school
  • Support to attend an outdoor education week
  • Fund to target more able children to achieve
  • Fund the purchase of maths resources
  • Fund the purchase of resources to support handwriting
  • Fund comprehension resources
  • Fund new scheme to aid spelling

The impact for pupil premium children:

Pupils eligible for pupil premium funding at the end of year assessments had made at least average progress in line with national expectations in reading, writing and maths. In most cases, pupils had made better than expected progress.



The government believes that Headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium money within their own schools and are then held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract pupil premium
  • The reports for parents that schools have to publish online