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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.

At Turves Green Primary School we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of allpupils, whatever their background.

Statement from the DfE website

‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’


Pupil Premium Plan 2016-17

Financial Year

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding






Number of disadvantaged pupils



Number of LAC pupils



What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low income families and other disadvantaged families and their peers.  If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget.  This has risen each year to the current amount of £1320 per pupil.

Turves Green Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps.  At Turves Green we actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating an outstanding community where all can succeed.

In December 2016 the school commissioned a Pupil Premium Review gaining support and advice from outside expertise.  This review recommended these areas of focus for disadvantaged pupils:

  • improvement in attendance and punctuality,
  • ensuring all staff know which pupils required specific support in which subject,
  • checking that small group support was having the required impact on learning,
  • providing extra support for specific pupils in class.

We have a clear strategic approach to the use of Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems.  These are monitored and evaluated robustly and on a regular basis.  In depth analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress of all pupils.

Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact.  This includes one identified governor having responsibility for Pupil Premium and middle leaders in the school co-ordinating the strategy to implement a Pupil Premium Action Plan.  All matters relating to Pupil Premium are reported back to the Local Governing Body ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending and pupil outcomes.


Key Priority:

To close the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those pupils in low income families.

What do we expect to see?:

Targeted addition support strategies which result in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to have full access to our curriculum and all our extra curricular experiences.  All students in the target group who are currently underperforming because of the impact of their disadvantaged background will make improved progress leading to the narrowing of any attainment gaps.

In practice this will involve:

  • catch up sessions with teachers,
  • booster classes in year 6,
  • access to Mathletics clubs,
  • additional teaching assistants in KS1/2 to support reading,
  • 1:1 meetings with parents – autumn and spring terms,
  • breakfast club,
  • Sound Training for specific disadvantaged pupils.

Plans for future funding include:

  • explore feasibility of reducing class sizes in year 6.

Tracking and intervention:

The progress and achievement of pupils is monitored half termly.  Any pupil who is in need of intervention is idenfified and the necessary support is put in place.  This is led by the Executive Headteacher, Head of School and the Senior Leadership Team through regular meetings and discussions.

Resources and staffing:

The contribution from pupil premium will provide a range of intervention programmes to help children make enhanced progress in literacy and numeracy eg Sound Training, Read Write Inc, breakfast club, Mathletics, 1:1, iPads and Chromebooks.

The detailed expenditure and action plan is to follow.