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

September 2018- August 2019

Our level of funding for 2018/2019 is £54,120.


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: 2018-2019


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

196 (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 2017-2018 (including LAC and 2017-2018 leavers)



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?

 We are allocating our Pupil Premium to three key areas:

  • Intervention
  • Support
  • Enrichment


PP Projected Costing for 2018-2019

Use of funding

Total cost of intervention/resources etc allocated from PPG

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


Gym Trail


Phonics/Reading interventions (Reading and Thinking, Magic Belt, Talisman, 1:1 daily reading, TRUGS, toe by toe)


Writing support (Precision teaching of spelling, targeted interventions, Clicker 7, handwriting)


Lego therapy, Social skills/stories/well-being


Support for individual needs


Nurture lunchtime group


Post teaching support


Speech and Language


Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through Pupil Premium Co-ordinator


Non-curriculum support




Total PPG spent:






  • Dedicated time for TA's to deliver high quality interventions each afternoon
  • Trained support staff in delivering small group interventions such as our Maths Mastery program
  • Speech and language therapy through the use of specialist trained ELKLAN teaching assistants.
  • A range of academic interventions aimed at the individual needs of the children involved, such as toe by toe, precision teaching, numicon closing the gap
  • Ensuring that underachieving readers are heard to read regularly at least 3 times a week.
  • Provided a Drawing and Talking 10-week intervention for children who require support emotionally
  • A Gym trail scheme with trained teaching assistants to improve the fine and gross motor skills of pupils.
  • Worked 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
  • New targeted interventions such as TRUGS and Plus 1/Power of 2 which are tracked for impact
  • Increased our TA support across the school
  • Run a nurture club each lunchtime which supports those children who may find being outside hard for a range of different reasons



  • We are able to offer support to our children through the possible subsidy for the purchase of school uniform.
  • We are also able to provide free places at our breakfast club, after school Burrow club and other payable clubs.
  • We offer a breakfast club each morning which encourages healthy living, cooperation and teamwork
  • We have a dedicated TA to support the emotional needs of our children



  • 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;
  • 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 currently have over 20 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.
  • We invite representatives from our local village community to become involved with the school, this enhances the enrichment activities and raises aspirations giving pupils a view of where their lives could lead.
  • We now provide Forest Schools which gives all KS2 children the opportunity to take part in Forest School-based activities.
  • KS1 and Early Years take part in their ‘Muddy Monday’ activities, which follows a similar scheme to Forest Schools.


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. The key 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
  • An increase in self-confidence, due partly through all children having the correct uniform (supplied in part by PP money)
  • 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.