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Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school



The Government believes that the allocation of Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and some of their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the children who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated for children of statutory school age who:

  • are from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals
  • have been Looked After (Fostered or In Care) continuously for more than six months
  • have a parent serving in the Armed Forces
  • have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (the Ever 6 FSM measure)
  • have been adopted within the last six years

Schools are free to spend their PP allocation as they see fit.  However, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support children from low income families.


  • we ensure that teaching & learning opportunities meet the needs of all our children
  • we ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and that the need of socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed
  • in making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • we also recognise that not all children 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 child or groups of children that school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • Pupil Premium will be allocated following a Needs Analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals


Appropriate provision may include:

  • providing a high level of teaching support in classes, targeted at children needing help in Basic Skills to 'narrow the gap' in attainment
  • providing small group work with an experienced teacher or ATA focusing on 'gaps in learning'
  • providing 1:1 support with a TA, learning mentor or external agencies
  • targeting provision for able Y2 and Y6 FSM children to raise achievement either L3 at KS1 or L5 / 6 at KS2 if appropriate
  • acquiring effective resources and material aimed at raising standards / accelerating progress, particularly in reading and maths, to at least age related expectations
  • funding inclusion in residential visits or other events to support individual needs

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation for 2014-2015 is £5,800

The staff and governors have targeted the PPG to:

  • fund additional Teaching Assistant hours

  • provide small group work opportunities with experienced TAs in order to accelerate progress

  • purchase teaching and learning resources to accelerate the progress of small groups and individuals
  • fund inclusion in residential visits or other events to support individual needs

Outcomes from 2013 - 2014  

There were eligible individuals for Pupil Premium in 2014-2015.

Funding was used to target provision for able children and ensure inclusion in residential visit and events as appropriate.

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