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Pupil Premium

Statement 2016-2017

What is pupil premium?

Pupil Premium is a Government initiative allocating funding to schools to support children who are eligible for free school meals. Research shows that some children from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve when compared to children from non-disadvantaged backgrounds. The funding is provided to support these pupils in reaching their full potential and to close the attainment gap.


Who can access pupil premium?

  • Any child that has claimed free schools meals at any point in the past 6 years
  • Looked after children
  • Children from services families


Is my child eligible for pupil premium?

You can register for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers allowance
  • Income-rated Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credits
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190.


How to apply for pupil premium funding if you think your child is eligible and who can I speak to about Pupil Premium?

Your child’s class teacher can give you information. Any member of the leadership team or Miss Hickton our Pupil Premium Champion can give you more information. No one will know you have enquired, or if you register and claim and it will not effect any other benefits you are claiming. 

Support can be give prior to your phone call to  0300 500 8080 or completing the online forms at   


How much funding does Greenwood Primary School get and how is it spent?

The amount varies year on year. We also receive funding for children who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the past 6 years.  For the academic year 2015-16 we received £157,080 for 119 Pupil Premium children. For the academic year 2016-2017 we received £170,280 for 129 Pupil Premium children.


How does Greenwood Primary School measure the impact of how funding is spent?

We use our data results from Fisher Family Trust and raise online to assess the end of Key Stage results for Pupil Premium children compared to non-Pupil Premium children. We have a tracking system in school that measures this for all year groups and shows the level children are at against the new national curriculum statements. We then compare this to previous results to look for improvements and success in how we have spent our funding; and we look for how to target spending for the future.


At Greenwood Primary and Nursery school we use Pupil Premium funding to target children so that results of Pupil Premium funded children are in line with non-Pupil Premium children. We target the funding towards barriers some of our children face and offer support with learning and in the home. We start this in Nursery with our Speech and Language therapist to improve speech, language and communication in school which can be a barrier to learning for children from a young age and impact on reading results throughout school. We target funding towards supporting families where lateness and/ or attendance needs to improve with our Educational Welfare Officer. We target funding where children who need support with their emotions and behaviour have a barrier to learning and who therefore make less progress than their peers. Our barriers to learning and how we spend the funding are explained in more detail below.


Pupil Premium

What we use it for?

Sutton Trust Research impact

Success criteria?


To raise attainment.


TA interventions

+ 4 months Small group tuition

Interventions including BRP, Nessie, 5 minute box


 Used to raise attainment in school and close the gap of PP and Non-PP children.

Speech and Language SALT

+5 months

Oral language interventions

Identified children’s speech and language will improve and hey will have improved with confidence to communicate with others.

Before and After school boosters

+2 months

Extending school time

Identified children to make at least expected levels of progress throughout the year.

Learning mentors in Y6 and Y4

+4 months

Small group tuition

Learning mentors will plan detailed interventions to close the gap between PP and Non-PP children.

TA Support in class

+1 month

Teaching Assistants

Children will have support in lessons to raise attainment in ALL year groups in school.

TA learning buddies mentors

+2 months

Individualised instruction

Pupil premium children will be invited to mentor sessions to support attainment in ALL year groups.


To support confidence and resilience.


Behaviour Support at lunch from extra midday supervisor

+4 months

Behaviour support

Children will have an enjoyable lunch time and go back to class ready to learn.

Breakfast Club Food and staffing

+2 months

Extending school time

Identified children to arrive in lessons prepared for the day. Children make at least expected progress throughout the year.

Nurture Room

+4 months

Behaviour intervention

Identified Pupil Premium children will have support in dealing with emotions to support them learning with classes for the rest of the week.

Behaviour support

+4 months Behaviour support

An ELSA (Literacy arts) TA will work with identified children to support their emotional needs and to ensure they can access the curriculum each week.


To encourage aspirational learning and engagement in school life


Attendance Officer

+3 months

Parental involvement

Attendance and frequency lates will be reduced across school. Parents will have close liaison with Attendance Officer if identified to need it.

Music Tuition

+2 months

Arts intervention

Music tuition for all children in Year 5 in school.

School Trips

+3 months Outdoor learning

School trip and residential funding for all PP children will enable pupils to access school trips and residential alongside their peers.

Specialist visitors in school such as artists and musicians

+2 months

Arts intervention

School will fund these days and all children will be involved and will enjoy them.

Dance Tuition

+2 months

Sports Participation

Children will have access to dance tuition from a specialist throughout the academic year.


This will be reviewed after the data results for the academic year 2016-17 are published and a new plan for spending of pupil premium allocated for the year 2017-18 will then be published on our website. Our next review will be in September 2017. 

Pupil Premium Policy