Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding provided to schools for supporting more disadvantaged pupils in order to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as other children. There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM);
  • Looked after children;
  • Armed forces children

Are you eligible for Free School Meals?
If you think you may be, please complete the application form by clicking on the link below.

Download: Pupil Premium application form

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll (not including Nursery pupils 34) 421
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 111 (An increase on last year of 22 pupils)
Percentage of pupils eligible for PPG 26%
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1 320 (£1 900 for LAC / Adopted children)
Total amount of PPG expected £159,640

Pupil Premium
The main barriers to learning include:
-challenging behaviour
-low attendance
-low aspirations and historic low attainment
-low self esteem
-low attainment on entering school

Allocation Amount
In 2018-2019, the school will receive £159,640 (£1320 per child)

How we will spend

  • Employing one Intervention teacher to work with groups of children who have gaps in prior attainment in order to reach their full potential and a further Phonics Intervention teacher.
  • Paying for access to Counsellors, Family Support Worker and an in-school Learning Mentor to work with children and families to support children with social, emotional and mental health needs, in order for them to access the curriculum and make the expected progress and support parents with strategies to support children at home
  • Subsidising school trips and events
  • Subscriptions to key online learning platforms and resources, such as our Mathletics program
  • Payment for additional staffing costs in relation to before and after-school programmes including homework club and Mathletics club
  • Payment for milk for children on FSM if requested
  • Payment for interventions such as the Wellcomm speech and language program
  • Subscription for Forest School and resources
  • Payments of a teacher to teach instrument lessons
  • Paying for enrichment and positive life experience visits, such as Copped Hall trips for more able pupils
  • Payment for resources to support Year 6 pupils  with SATs
  • Payment to enable class teachers release time for 1-1 or small group support for Pupil Premium children

Reasons for Spending
The school has made PPG attainment and progress a focus in the School Action Plan. We have to increase the outcomes for children on Free School Meals and our Looked After Children. Therefore, we have spent the funds on the following:

  • 1:1 tuition for LAC and interventions
  • on a free Homework Club
  • subsiding trips and meals for PPG children
  • payment of teacher for individual or group support of specific target children
  • payment of enrichment trips such as Copped Hall
  • subscriptions to key online maths resources
  • payment of a teacher to teach instrument lessons e.g. guitar, piano.
  • milk purchased for children on FSM if requested
  • Year 6 SAT’s practice books purchased for all
  • educational visits
  • payment to implement the Wellcomm speech and language program to support early years and KS1 pupils
  • subscription to implement the Forest Schools program to support outdoor learning and enrichment across the school

How we will measure
Progress is monitored half termly through pupil progress meetings with senior leaders and the Pupil Premium Coordinator, so that effective strategies are put into place to meet individual needs, in particular, those of children receiving PPG. The strategy is reviewed annually in preparation for meeting the needs of pupils in the following academic year. Data is measured using government figures which compare national and school attainment and progress for the children receiving PPG.

Date of next review of PPG strategy
September 2019

Previous academic year
How we spent the grant and what impact it had

  • Employing an Intervention teacher to work with groups of children who have gaps in prior attainment in order to reach their full potential
  • Introducing Pupil Premium time to allow teachers to target individuals or groups. Strategies used throughout the year enabled Year 6 Pupil Premium children to attain more highly than non-pupil premium children in reading, therefore closing the gap between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged at both expected and greater depth levels.
  • Paying for access to Counsellors, Family Support Worker and an in-school Learning Mentor to work with children and families to support children with Social, emotional and mental health needs, in order for them to access the curriculum and make the expected progress and support parents with strategies to support children at home
  • Employing an additional teacher in Year 4 to reduce class sizes
  • Payment for holiday play schemes
  • Subscriptions to key online learning platforms and resources
  • Payment for additional staffing costs in relation to before and after-school programmes
  • Payment to support a free homework club
  • Payment for milk for free school meals pupils that requested it
  • Employing a phonics intervention teacher. Disadvantaged pupils at Leverton performed better than disadvantaged pupils Nationally (2017) and therefore we are closing the gap faster than National
  • Positive life experiences e.g Copped Hall Visits
  • Positive responses from parents following play therapy sessions

Expenditure on Eligible and Other
Pupil progress meetings happen for each class and PPG children are highlighted and are a major focus for these meetings. Intervention by Class teacher, Intervention Teacher and Learning Support Assistants is then planned. Pupil Premium children are invited to attend a free homework club or Mathletics Club if needed. Some families in need are invited to apply for subsidies for trips or payment for milk. Children on FSM and Looked After Chilren are invited to attend Breakfast Club or After-School Club if appropriate.