Pupil Premium Report

Pupil Premium Statement 2016-2017

What is Pupil Premium?

The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011

  • “The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.”
  • “The pupil premium is designed to address inequality by giving every school and teacher the resources they need to help their most disadvantaged pupils, allowing them the freedom to respond appropriately to individual circumstances.”
  • “The pupil premium (ring fenced money) is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.”
  • “Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils and hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:
    • the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
    • the progress made by these pupils
    • the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers”

(Sourced from DFE website)


Who is eligible for Pupil Premium funding?


Ever 6 FSM

The pupil premium for 2016 to 2017 will include pupils recorded in the January 2016 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2010, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2016.


Children adopted from care or who have left care

The pupil premium for 2016 to 2017 will include pupils recorded in the January 2016 school census and alternative provision census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.


Ever 6 service child

For the purposes of these grant conditions, ever 6 service child means a pupil recorded in the January 2016 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2011 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2016 school census.


Our Pupil Premium Provision at Cirencester Primary School

Our expectation is for every child to leave our school with a strong set of moral values, an inquisitive mind, high expectations of themselves, self-confidence, tolerance and respect for others, a healthy outlook and a range of valuable and transferable skills. The targeted and strategic use of the Pupil Premium grant will support us in achieving this vision.


The main barriers identified to educational achievement faced by our eligible pupils are: weak numeracy and literacy skills and the need for social and emotional support. As a direct result of these barriers, the majority of our Pupil Premium grant is spent on:

  • Teaching Assistant salaries which allows every class to have an additional adult. This enables the targeted support of our most vulnerable learners either on an individual basis or within a small group led by the class teacher or the teaching assistant.
  • As we highly value the self-confidence and healthy outlook of all of our pupils and, as some children’s needs are complex, we require external support to meet their needs in the form of counselling, family support and educational psychologist’s assessment.
  • We believe that an enriched curriculum has a significant impact on children’s learning and can motivate and enthuse pupils. We therefore strive to ensure that every child should be able to take advantage of our extra-curricular activities.


How is our funding allocated?


2016-2017 estimated total funding

£129,960 (£24,360 carried forward 2015-2016)

Grant used to fund:


TA support

  • Targeted intervention for small groups and in class support
  • Social and emotional support


Behaviour and emotional support from external agency


Whole School Curriculum Enrichment

(such as residential visits, sporting opportunities, homework clubs, creative arts, opportunities for gifted and talented pupils, music therapy)


Nutritional provision

(such as Cool Milk, Breakfast Club)


Any additional funding will allocated as appropriate throughout the school year and accounted for in the 2016/2017 review statement.


How will we know if the funding of the above strategies has made a direct impact on our Pupil Premium children and has been value for money?


Data is analysed by the class teacher, Senior Leadership team and the governors at least three times a year. Pupils’ progress and attainment will be measured to ensure the closure of any gap between Pupil Premium children and non-Pupil Premium children within the school by the end of the academic year, July 2017.


Pupils will have increasing self-esteem, confidence and the skills and strategies to cope with everyday life, both in and out of school. They will have participated in, and enjoyed, many activities that will have given them new and exciting experiences and opportunities which will enrich their lives.


Review date: July 2017 

Pupil premium grant expenditure:

Report to parents: 2015/16

The DfE allocates money to schools to help ensure that those children less advantaged in 

society can have better provision made to ensure higher educational achievement and so in the long term better outcomes in life than otherwise would have been likely, this is known as Pupil Premium.


The money schools receive in this respect is not currently ring-fenced.  In other words there
is no restriction on how it is spent.  Head Teachers have the freedom to use the money as
part of the school budget in whichever way they see fit to achieve the aims of the pupil


In our school Pupil Premium money was spent on raising attainment and ensuring pupils make accelerated progress in their learning through a range of strategies and support.


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG during the course of the year


Amount of PPG allocated by the DfE per Free School Meal pupil


Amount of PPG allocated by the DfE per Service pupil


Amount of PPG allocated by the DfE per Child In Care pupil


Total amount of PPG received

£116, 500



How the school will use PPG 2015-16

Our Pupil Premium Governor is Amy Paisley and the Pupil Premium Grant is on the agenda at Governors’ meetings. 

Our pupil premium grant allocation for this year (2015-16) is £116,500.

  • As a school we noticed that the biggest impact for our Pupil Premium children was their participation in the extra-curricular activities which we provided.  The increase in their self-esteem enabled them to be ready to learn in class.  Therefore we intend to use our Pupil Premium Grant to support extra-curricular activities and residential visits again this academic year.
  • There will be a dedicated Pupil Premium teacher for one day in each Phase.
  • We will continue to support children in small maths and literacy groups both in class and as an intervention programme.
  • The TA and HLTA’s salaries will continue to be supported.
  • We will provide counselling where appropriate to enable pupils to be better prepared for learning.  We have now employed our Counsellor for two days
  • Funding of structured conversations with parents and children involved to discuss children’s targets for coming year.
  • Provide partial funding for a Learning Mentor to support children who experience challenging behaviour
  • Part fund Able Writers’ Days.
  • Continue to fund after-school activities and clubs
  • Provide Educational Psychologist Assessments if needed
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