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Pupil Premium

2017 - 18



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.


Our Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time


The range of provision the Governors may include:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1-1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies
  • The majority of our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations primarily in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target more able children to exceed expectations at the end of KS1 or at the end of KS2
  • The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils


In 2017-18 Pickhill Primary School has received £2,940 as follows:


Per Child

2017/18 (2017 April Financial Year)

Children who have been eligible for a free school meal at any time over the last 6 years



Children who are part of a Service Family




Pupil Premium funds are being used to:

  • Provide additional teaching to raise attainment and achievement in Year 6 through targeted interventions in English and Maths.
  • Fund technology to access online learning
  • Offer free clubs after school
  • Support to attend an outdoor education week
  • Fund the purchase of maths resources
  • Fund new scheme to aid spelling

Service children funds are being used for:

  • Books to support decoding for phonics
  • Resources to support segmenting and blending
  • Resources to develop the enjoyment of reading and comprehension

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017/18

The impact for pupil premium children:

100% of Key Stage 1 pupils met the phonics standard

All children had access to out of school activities. 

100% of year 6 children attended the residential.

Maths resources impacted on the progress of PP children. 

Online learning was accessed regularly. 


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