Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Planning for Academic year 2016 – 2017



The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium has been extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.  Nationally, as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

The Government also fund pupils who have been in local authority care at any point (CiC)).

The Service Pupil Premium is provided by the Department for Education for families who have children of Regular Armed Forces personnel among their pupil population to provide additional (mainly pastoral) support.

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant Allocation

Total Number of Pupils (Year R to 6) 116
Amount Received Per Pupil £1320
Total Numbers of Pupils Eligible for PPG 9
Amount per post CiC £1900
Total Numbers of Pupils Eligible for post CiC 4
Amount per Service Pupil £300
Total Numbers of Pupils Eligible for Service Children 4
Total Amount of PPG Received £20,680

Barriers to Learning and Educational Achievement at Bredhurst C of E Primary School

As a school we have summarised the main barriers to learning faced by some of our pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

These are: 

  • Cognitive delay- a large number of our children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are also on the the SEN register for cognition and learning
  • Emotional or behavioural delay- we have many children with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning
  • Access to extra-curricular activities – trips, music lessons, sporting activities/after school clubs
  • Environmental Issues – we always take into consideration environmental issues for pupils and will offer support to parents/carers where and when necessary

Academic Year 2016/17

Whilst the grant allocation is made on the basis of financial years, schools both plan teaching and other support and conduct assessments over the academic year. We have to assume what will be received for the 2nd half of the year as the Government do not issue any budget advice until 2017.

Pupil Premium in the academic year 2016-2017

This has been calculated as follows:  

September 2016 to March 2017 (7/12ths £20,680  = £12,063) and  April to August 2017 (5/12ths of anticipated income £8,616)  This figure will be updated when indicative allocations are issued with our Budget notification in March 2017.

The leadership team at Bredhurst thoroughly analyse data to identify which pupils are underachieving and why and which interventions are most successful. The money is then allocated to support the core areas of literacy and numeracy; we know what we want to achieve from our interventions and evaluate the progress regularly.

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation 

Academic Year 2016-17


Additional Teacher to raise standards across the school through reduced class sizes and focus



e.g additional Year 6 class – reducing classes to approximately

24 children for year 3 / 4 and 4/5 and 14 children for year 6.





Used to provide extra teaching staff to support pupils






Children achieve rapid progress across the year.


All pupils make progress in line or above national &

improved Y6 results


 Improved Y6 results

In 2016

and data in

Y4 and 5




 Volunteer reading helper support -1:1 



Identified children are supported with reading weekly for 20 min sessions to improve their standard of reading



 Improved rates of progress and




Accelerated reading programme



Improve love of reading.

Promote reading as a life skill.

Increased range of current titles and genres to appeal to underachieving children/reluctant readers

Improved progress in reading

Improved attainment in reading

Teaching Assistant

reading clubs



Improve reading culture and love of reading as a hobby




Improved progress

in reading



Teaching Assistant

Mentoring During Lunchtime



The role of the lunchtime mentoring is to remove ‘barriers to learning and ensure pupils are supported during lunchtime. Their role is key to helping pupils learn in the classroom and ensure no ongoing behaviour incidents which impact on learning. 



Staffing of Breakfast Club for all, especially identified vulnerable children. This encourages them to get to school on time, be fed and have opportunities to talk and play



To   promote good attendance and punctuality

Ensure that children eat a healthy breakfast which aids learning Providing a settled start to the day and time to settle children   Register of pupils increased

Improved attendance and punctuality

Settled start to day Children not




Specialist music tuition



To enrich the curriculum and provide children with artistic opportunities they may not otherwise have. Also to improve speaking and listening. 

S&L improves and involvement in the Arts.

Speech & Language link training & resources



To decode words to aid reading and



To improve reading confidence


To increase vocabulary choices in speaking and writing

Improved vocabulary usage

and knowledge


Improved writing


Improved speaking and listening skills

Visual/memory activities



To boost confidence

To improve short & long term memory

Improved short & long term memory

Play Therapy



Identified pupils to receive play therapy to enable them to access learning.

 Children make good progress & engaged in learning process

Enrichment activities for the children including:

visitors, visits and Residential trips



To provide pupils with real-life experiences outside of the classroom which they would not otherwise have the opportunity to do. This will enrich the curriculum and inspire deeper learning

 Children make good progress as engaged in curriculum   

Family support to avoid referring families to Social Services if we feel we can help first.

 £ 1,120


Money is used to support targeted families through specific projects.

Parents with TAFF & CAF not escalated higher    







These interventions will be monitored and if necessary adjusted according to the progress pupils are making



How will Impact be Measured?

At Bredhurst, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of our pupils’ attainment, are used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention for our PP children.


These processes take the form of

  • Pupil Progress meetings held with class teachers and HT termly
  • Termly assessments
  • Specific individual assessments
  • Provision maps
  • End of Year standardised tests
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Any targeted intervention which takes place is measured by on entry and exit data (wellbeing or support learning interventions)


Pupil Premium Strategy Review Meetings

Review meetings will take place at the end of every seasonal term.


At each meeting, we will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets. 


Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item in Governors Meetings.


Dates of next Pupil Premium Strategy Reviews: 

Week Beginning:  19.07.17



Designated staff member in charge: Mrs M Cox

Pupil Premium Governor: Mrs M Dewar

Governor with responsibility for vulnerable groups:  Mrs M Dewar

These interventions will be monitored and if necessary adjusted according to the progress pupils are making

For further information on the Pupil Premium, please visit the pages below:- Pupil Premium – what you need to know – http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/b0076063/pp Pupil Premium and accountability – http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/ppfaqs/a0076069/pupil-premium-andaccountability-faqs

Pupil Premium Spend and impact on eligible pupils 2015-2016

For information regarding Pupil Premium Spend and impact please click here.