Pupil Premium Expenditure


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools and academies to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Funding allocation 2017 – 2018

  • £1,320 for each eligible primary aged pupil
  • £1,900 for each Looked After Child (LAC)

How many pupils at Priory are eligible for the Pupil Premium?

Currently 20.3% of pupils at Priory are eligible for the Pupil Premium

Key principles of using Pupil Premium:

  • Priory has a school wide commitment to raise achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and knows these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils and is determined to achieve this.
  • Priory creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focusing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Priory uses assessment systems to track all ‘disadvantaged pupils’ and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and why.
  • Priory directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
  • Priory uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
  • The Inclusion hub and headteacher have a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.
  • Priory ensures class teachers, phase leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium, so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the school.
  • The Governing Body is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the academy’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.

How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

To monitor progress on attainment, measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils, covered by the Pupil Premium. At Priory, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort, class and individual attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.  The Pupil Premium plan will be assessed termly and findings reported to the school’s governing body.

Pupil Premium Impact measures 2014/2015:

Main spending during 2014/2015:

  • Home School link worker – disadvantaged pupil focus.
  • EYFS full time additional TA to support disadvantaged pupils.
  • Additional Reading, Writing and Maths interventions, designed to close gaps between disadvantaged pupils and ‘others’, including purchasing programmes and funding additional staffing.
  • Funding for ICT equipment to enhance the curriculum inside and outside school.
  • Funding for residential trips, school trips, clubs and school uniform.

Impact of spending – Ofsted Report: Good judgement – April 2015

  1. ‘…Well-focused plans for spending the pupil premium funding are meticulously checked through frequent value for money audits. Detailed records are kept of the impact of different support programmes on the achievement of each individual eligible pupil. An increasing number of disadvantaged pupils are now working at the standards expected for their age. This demonstrates the school’s commitment to equal opportunities.’
  2. ‘…IEB members make sure that the school provides value for money. This includes making sure that pupil premium funding is used effectively for the benefit of eligible pupils.’
  3. ‘In the 2014 Key Stage 2 national tests, disadvantaged pupils were just over a year behind other pupils in the school in mathematics and reading. They were around a year and a term behind in writing and in the test for grammar, punctuation and spelling. Compared to other pupils nationally, disadvantaged pupils were just over a year behind in mathematics, reading and in the test for grammar, punctuation and spelling. They were a year and a term behind in writing. Nevertheless, disadvantaged pupils in Years 1 to 6 are now making at least good progress in writing and many are exceeding this. As a result, gaps between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils in the school are closing quickly in all subjects.’


Pupil Premium Strategy and Evaluation 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Spending and Impact 2015 to 2016

Pupil Premium Plan 2015 -2016

Pupil Premium Impact measures 2014-15

Pupil Premium Plan 2014-2015

Pupil Premium Plan 2013 – 2014

Pupil Premium Plan 2011-2013




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