Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years. This additional funding is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

The pupil premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and for children whose parents serve in the armed services.

Primary schools receive an additional £1320 for each pupil eligible for FSM in the last six years (also known as Ever6) or £1900 for each pupil considered as a looked after child (LAC). Children whose parents serve in the armed forces receive a lower amount of £300. Each school can decide how they spend the pupil premium but will be held to account to show the impact it has had.

How will Audley Primary School make decisions about the spending of the pupil premium grant?

  • We will ensure that the Pupil Premium funding is targeted to support disadvantaged pupils.
  • We will make reference to the latest research and reports on effective deployment of funding to secure improved outcomes for pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding to inform decisions on allocation of funding.
  • We use analysis of recent patterns and trends in the performance and engagement of pupils eligible for pupil premium compared to other pupils to inform decisions onthe most effective ways of spending this funding.
  • We will involve the Governing Body in planning the spending of this funding
  • We will ensure that deployment of funding reflects and enhances the learning opportunities for all groups of learners eligible for the fund and not just lower attaining pupils
  • We will include targeted initiatives which will improve attendance, behaviour or links with parents where these present as barriers for learning for individual or groups of pupils.We will refine and introduce new initiatives and interventions which are responsive to the needs of pupils through the year.
  • The senior and middle leaders will regularly monitor the quality and improvements in outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Impact Measures

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of our pupil premium spending to improve outcomes for our disadvantage children we will consider :

  • Attainment and progress of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and eligible Children Looked After (LAC) in reading, writing and mathematics compared to non FSM pupils/non LAC. We will look at the attainment gaps within school and compare achievements for FSM & LAC pupils against national standards for FSM pupils and LAC pupils. We will look to see if there any gaps and how these are being narrowed using the following :
  • Attendance data
  • Exclusion data and other indicators of improvements in behaviour
  • Attitudinal surveys to review improvements in engagement, self-esteem and social interaction
  • Engagement with extracurricular activities and events
  • Pupil voice
  • Parent feedback
  • Staff feedback
  • Case studies
Funding Allocation 2016-2017 Number Amount of Funding
Pupils eligible for FSM (Ever 6) @ £1320 28 £36,960
Pupils who are looked after (LAC)@£1900 1 £900
Pupils whose parents currently employed in the armed services @£300 0 £0
Total Amount of Pupil Premium 2016-2017 £37,912
Funding allocation 2017-2018 Number Amount of Funding
Pupils eligible for FSM (Ever 6) @ £1320 32 £42,240
Pupils who are looked after (LAC)@£1900 1 £1900
Pupils whose parents currently employed in the armed services @£300 0 £0
Total Amount of Pupil Premium 2017-2018 (estimated) £44,140

Spread of pupils across the school eligible for Pupil Premium Funding (2017/18) is illustrated below. With this in mind the school will predominantly focus spending on pupils in KS2.

Year Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Number of Pupils 3 2 3 6 7 5 6

Pupil Premium Statement 2016-2017 :

Nature of Support Need Cost Proposed Impact
Phonics Training (whole school) Phonics Retake  £1000


Securing consistency in terms of understanding and practice. To make sure that all phonics delivery includes best practice and targeted support.
Project X Code

Phonics Intervention (Y3/Y4)

Phonics Retake  £10,500 Targeted intervention to consolidate confidence and fluency and so impact positively on reading and writing outcomes. Cost represents training and proportion of TA salary for delivering.
1:1 Tuition in Y5/Y6 Strengthen fluency and understanding & raise outcomes for PPG students.  £7829 Develop reading, writing and maths skills to allow identified children to reach their potential and to achieve at least in line with non FSM children. Children to achieve full potential by end of Y6.
Professional Counselling & ELSA Training for all TA’s. Provide support for the emotional and social wellbeing of pupils.  £2500 To enable children to access the curriculum. Develop confidence and life/social skills.
PPG Maths Intervention lead by HT & DHT Improve outcomes and raise standards in mathematics.  £3013 To help reduce the attainment gap for PPG students through providing differentiated targeted support.
Subsidising/funding of educational visits and extra-curricular activities.


Help with the affordability of school trips & extra-curricular activities on eligible families.  £3000  

To ensure that PPG students are able to take part in all activities and raise their aspirations.



Incentive & Reward Scheme for attendance


Weekly golden assembly rewarding outstanding attendance rates.  £400 Percentage attendance of PPG pupils to increase
HLTA targeted interventions for maths and English. Improve outcomes and raise standards in mathematics and English.  £4500


Attainment and progress gaps between FSM and non-FSM children are closed. Specialist software packages included in cost.
Software – Mathletics and Dynamo Maths Improve outcomes and raise standards in mathematics. £500 To help support & improve outcomes for PPG students to bring attainment in line with expected levels of progress in numeracy. Diagnostic assessment reports enables teachers to plan and identify needs.
Mindfulness & Pupil Wellbeing (Lego Therapy) To support children in coping with stressful situations and getting the best out of themselves. To introduce Lego therapy for PPG pupils. £495 PPG pupils are provided with a life skill that can support them in a number of areas and have improved health and wellbeing.
Leadership time for PPG monitoring and evaluation. To ensure that children are making progress and identify weaknesses and areas for improvement. £2175 Narrowing the gaps in attainment between PPG and non-PPG students through effective monitoring and evaluation linked to target setting.
Attendance monitoring to include involvement with outside agencies. To implement strategies in order to continue to close the attendance gap between PPG students and non-PPG students. £1000 PPG students will have good levels of attendance allowing them full access to the curriculum.
iPads for use in the classroom & interventions Access to different technological platforms to support learning and use for catch-up intervention.  £1000 Enabling PPG students to engage in different learning styles & technology. Increased motivation through interactive learning.