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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium expenditure and outcomes 2017 -2018


What is the ‘Pupil Premium’?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is a sum of money in the school’s budget.


The Government allocates a particular amount to each school based on the number of students who are known to be entitled to Free School Meals or have been in Local Authority care continuously for more than six months; this is because children in these categories have, nationally, consistently attained lower results in schools. The aim is that schools use the funding to help raise attainment and accelerate these pupils’ academic progress thereby diminishing the difference between their performance and that of their peers.


Funding for those pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces has also been

introduced. This is known as the ‘Service Premium’.


Woolavington Village Primary School acknowledges the responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’

pupils and we are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs in order to

diminish the difference between vulnerable pupils and their peers. The Pupil Premium and Service

Premium are vital to that process, which is approached through the following principles:


  • ensuring that ‘Quality First’ teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the


  • ensuring that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups,

  • ensuring the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and


  • recognising that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged,

    or that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school


  • allocating the funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately

    identified as being socially disadvantaged;

  • ensuring the progress of pupils is rigorously monitored and reviewed as part of the school’s

    assessment cycle by senior leaders, staff and governors;

  • linking performance management and whole school development targets to the

    achievement of these groups of pupils;

Limited funding and resources, and changing school priorities driven by identified areas of need mean that not all eligible children will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.


Overview of Provision for disadvantaged children

£1320 per FSM or LAC child

£300 per Services child


Identified barriers for our disadvantaged children

Our disadvantaged children face a variety of different barriers to learning. Academic interventions are key to quickly addressing issues of attainment and progress which is why the school has invested in Talkboost interventions. Tackling poor speaking and listening issues from an early age has been identified as a key area for attention for the school. Addressing confidence around speaking correctly and clearly and developing the skill of actively listening is considered vital to later progress in reading and writing. In addition to this bespoke intervention, small group and  1:1 teacher led sessions in reading comprehension, writing support and maths are organised to tackle historical gaps in learning so that children are able to catch up with their peers more quickly.


In addition to academic interventions, the school also recognises that enrichment activities and opportunities for our disadvantaged children are essential, in order to support their holistic development. Developing a love of learning and providing emotional support for this to happen is key. We have therefore provided opportunities to extend learning beyond the school day by providing homework clubs after school, a home school learning platform to allow children to continue to access learning support at home and this year an Easter school to ensure the momentum of learning for vulnerable Year 6 disadvantaged children continues over the extended Easter break.   


As well as academic barriers, social and emotional disadvantage is tackle through our Breakfast and After school club both of which are offered to disadvantaged children to promote well being and confidence within the school setting. Our Forest school offer is aimed at disadvantaged pupils who are socially vulnerable or lacking in confidence. The Pupil Premium funding has also meant that the school is able to make learning outside of school hours, eg. trips and educational visits more accessible to Pupil Premium children.


Attendance was identified as an issue for this school in the last Ofsted inspection so the school is also intending to use some of its Pupil premium funding to promote better attendance and punctuality for disadvantaged children for the remainder of this academic year and beyond. This includes subsidised breakfast club places and end of year incentives for regular attendance and punctuality.  



Proposed Expenditure 2018 - 2019



Desired Outcome


Pupil Premium Lead Teacher

Progress of Pupil Premium children is closely tracked by a dedicated member of staff to ensure the attainment gap between those pupils and non-PPG peers is diminishing.



Additional Teacher and Teaching Assistant hours and social and emotional support staff to provide interventions.

Pupil Premium children make accelerated progress as a result of tailored interventions to plug gaps in their learning knowledge including 1:1 and group support: English, Maths and Social and emotional support, daily reading, phonics and Talk Boost interventions.


Breakfast Club/After School Club

PPG children are offered Breakfast Club to support parents with the day time routine and improve attendance so that children do not miss learning opportunities during KDT at the start of the day. After School Club facilitates access to multi-skills and other sports clubs and nurturing activities.



Subsidise the cost of additional enriching school trips, including residential to provide a more broad and balanced curriculum for PPG children.


Book Sacks (Book Fair Allowance)

PPG children receive vouchers to enable them to choose books for home to support their love of reading, thus providing them with a richer reading environment.



Monies are put aside, on a case by case basis, to support individual needs for PPG that will embed learning and effect pupil outcomes.


Enrichment Pot

Every PPG child has access to funds to support provision of uniform, swimming, milk for Reception Children and extra curricular activities.


Accelerated Reader

To embed a love of reading and to improve reading outcomes across all PPG children, Accelerated Reader provides a system that tracks progress and creates a fun activity to support Reading Comprehension both in school and at home.



ICT provision such as Phonics Play helps support children’s learning and progress in class.


Training/Course Fees

Staff CPD opportunities may be needed to support specific PPG children.





Pupil Premium Report 2017 - 2018