Pupil Premium

,What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is the additional funding provided to schools by national government. It has been awarded to schools to help them 'narrow the gap' in performance that exists nationally between vulnerable pupils and their peers. The level of funding allocated to schools is based upon the number of pupils who were identified in the most recent census as:

  • Currently eligible and registered for free school meals (FSM)
  • Having been registered for free school meals (FSM) in the last six years (referred to 'Ever 6')
  • Having been in local authority care for one day or more
  • Under a special guardianship order
  • Adopted 


Funding allocation

It is for the Academy to decide how its Pupil Premium funding is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for our pupils at a local level. 


Our Pupil Premium Pupils: 2020-2021

Year Group








Year 1




Year 2




Year 3




Year 4




Year 5




Year 6




Overall total





Number of pupils and pupil premium grant received.

Total number of pupils on roll

206(excluding Nursery)

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil


Total number of LAC pupils


Indicative spend for PP in 2020-2021(including LAC)



Which pupils are we targeting?

FSM and other vulnerable pupils who are, or are at risk of:

  • under-achieving at KS2
  • under-achieving at KS1
  • Other underachieving pupils

We will achieve this using a number of complementary strategies.


 Our priorities

  • To track the progress of our pupils more closely, so that we can intervene more quickly if they are not making the progress we would expect;
  • To improve attendance and engagement;
  • To further raise the aspirations of our pupils;
  • To provide an enriched, creative curriculum providing a range of experiences;
  • To improve standards in reading.


What are we using the funding for?

The key element to children’s success and therefore the number one priority for Pupil Premium spend is ensuring that all children experience fantastic teaching from a well-trained teacher. It is essential that all children, especially PP children, develop positive and strong relationships with their class teachers and TA’s who will act as positive role models at all times.

It is essential that no ceilings or barriers are put onto pupil premium children’s potential. Transitions times are key as they enable relationships to be developed and key information to be passed from teacher to teacher. We have a clear approach to this at Glemsford which is proving to be very successful; in the final summer half term, children spend one day a week with their new class teacher, both getting to know them and also getting ready for the new year ahead.

These high expectations include making sure that pupil premium children are in a language rich environment. All children are expected to speak in grammatically correct, full sentences aloud and in front of the class where appropriate.

Due to the small size of our school and the number of pupil premium children on roll, it is crucial that it is not a one-sized fits all approach to improving outcomes for children. Teachers should know the individuals in their class thoroughly and have a clear individual plan of how they will support them through high quality teaching.


PP Projected Costing for 2020-2021

Use of funding

Total cost of intervention/resources etc allocated from PPG

Maths interventions (Precision teaching, Numicon, Plus 1, Power of 2)


Emotional Support (ELSA, Lego therapy, Social skills/stories/well-being)


English Interventions (Phonics, Reading, Reading and Thinking, 1:1 daily reading, TRUGS, toe by toe, Precision teaching of spelling, targeted interventions, Clicker 7, handwriting))


Teaching and Learnign Support Opportunities


Lego therapy, Social skills/stories/well-being






Support for wider strategies


Total PPG spent:









We are breaking down our Pupil Premium into three key areas:

  • Intervention
  • Support
  • Enrichment



  • Teachers and TA’s provide support within the classroom to ensure children are achieving their full potential.
  • Dedicated time for TA's and teachers to deliver high quality interventions
  • Speech and language therapy through the use of specialist trained ELKLAN teaching assistants and the use of the Wellcomm package
  • A range of academic interventions aimed at the individual needs of the children involved, such as toe by toe and precision teaching which are tracked for impact
  • Ensuring that underachieving readers are heard to read regularly
  • A lego gym trail club with trained teaching assistants to improve the fine and gross motor skills of pupils.
  • We work closely with outside agencies such as County Inclusion Support Service to ensure quick resolutions to problems.
  • Invested in accelerated reader to give highly targeted reading materials for all pupils.
  • Invested in Clicker 7 as a whole school site licence to support those children who struggle with writing
  • Friendship club run each lunchtime which supports those children who may find being outside hard for a range of different reasons



  • We offer an active breakfast club each morning which encourages healthy living, cooperation, teamwork and games.
  • We have a trained ELSA to support the emotional needs of our children as part of our well-being offer.



  • We help subsidise the cost of trips to enable our Pupil Premium children to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities that will enthuse, engage and raise aspirations;
  • PP children are entitled to 50% off of the Year 5 and 6 residential trip to Kingswood
  • We are strongly encouraging participation in extra-curricular and enrichment activities, ensuring that any barriers to involvement are reduced, particularly for our disadvantaged pupils. Where there is a cost for a club we can offer financial assistance to enable attendance.
  • We have a large number of clubs for children to take part in before school, at lunchtimes and after school.
  • We invite parents in to experience some enrichment opportunities with their children such as Friday reading which encourages engagement and attendance.


Impact of Pupil Premium

No single intervention provides a complete solution to the complex educational issues in any school and it is therefore a multi-faceted approach that we feel offers the best opportunity for pupils to succeed. We believe in creating a balance between removing children from class lessons for extra interventions, in class support and differentiating accurately to meet the needs of all pupils which includes those in receipt of pupil premium funding and those with special educational needs. One of the keys to diminishing the difference between the performance of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils is through careful and thorough monitoring and tracking of attainment and progress.

At Glemsford Primary Academy we believe that in addition to the data, the impact of our Pupil Premium is shown as follows:

  • Attendance is much improved, with figures higher than the National average
  • Significantly raised engagement of disadvantaged pupils in learning activities
  • Improved behaviour for learning through our Behaviour Policy and the Glemsford Scales
  • A reduction in unacceptable behaviour with fewer think sheets being completed in the Autumn term
  • Significant increase in the uptake of clubs, providing a range of opportunities which children may otherwise not have
  • More effective learning in class via kinaesthetic learning resources that aid understanding, e.g. in maths.



Sports Pupil Premium

There are 16 children in Year 6 that have learnt to swim 25 metres.

12 children can use a different range of strokes effectively.

10 children can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.