What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to schools and is additional to main school funding. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individuals in their care. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to the school and is generated by children;

  • Who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).
  • Were or are registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years (FSM6/Ever 6).
  • Who have been looked after immediately before being adopted, or placed on special guardianship or residence order immediately after being looked after (Post LAC). The funding for children who are currently identified as being ‘looked after’ is a separate allocation and is paid termly.

A Service Premium is generated by children from Service Families who are currently in the Armed Forces or if the child has been registered as a Service Child since May 2015. (Ever 6 services).

How much is it?

The level of the premium in 2022 – 2023 is £1385 per pupil fitting the criteria above for FSM/FSM Ever 6 children, £2410 for Post Looked After Children/Post Looked After Children and £320 for children from Service Families.

What should it be used for?

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they see fit. However, at Purbrook Junior School, we are accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils. By publishing online our intended spend for the year and information about how we have used the money, we can ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment/progress of pupils covered by the premium and the extra support they receive.

In making provision for ‘underachieving pupils’ we recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals or who qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant will be underachieving. We also recognise that not all pupils who are underachieving are registered or qualify for Free School Meals. We will use the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupils or groups of pupils that we legitimately believe to be underachieving.

Pupil Premium at Purbrook Junior School

How many pupils?

We receive funding for 112 pupils or 29% of pupils who qualified for Pupil Premium Funding based on the provisional funding allocation.

How much funding did we receive?

We have been allocated £125,720 (includes service family funding of £3840).

How are we planning to use the funding?

  • Identified Pupil Premium Lead
  • The full implementation of the Every Child Counts Strategy
  • Pupil Premium Lead Teachers to provide small group support and 1:1 teaching
  • Teaching and learning leaders to provide coaching and mentoring for teaching staff
  • Professional development opportunities for staff to improve outcomes for pupils
  • Allocation of Learning Support Assistant time in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 to support pupils with specific interventions who also have SEND needs too
  • Specific focussed interventions improve reading attainment delivered by Pupil Premium Leader and Inclusion Leader
  • Staff training focussing on High Quality Inclusive Teaching
  • Part funding of ELSA to support pupils with their emotional needs
  • Part funding of HSLW to work with pupils who have barriers to their learning
  • Part funding of cluster PSA to support our families and their children within our school community
  • Support for families with school uniform, before/after school provision.
  • Freedom Club, extra-curricular clubs, visits and music tuition – adhering to current Government guidance.
  • Service Children Mess Club.

If you have any questions about Pupil Premium funding or the way funding is being used, please come in and speak to either Mrs O’Hare (Pupil Premium Leader) or Mr Williams (Headteacher).

Click here to find our latest Pupil Premium strategy for this academic year (2023-2024).

Archive Files
Service Children Statement 2020-2021
PDF_iconPupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022
PDF_iconPupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021
Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020

PDF_icon Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019
 Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018 Including Impact and Review
 Impact and Review of Pupil Premium Grant 2016 2017
 Pupil Premium Funding Guiding Principles for 2016-2017
PDF_icon Pupil Premium Statement 2016-2017
PDF_icon Purbrook Junior School Statement and Impact Review 2015-2016
PDF_icon Pupil Premium Impact 2014-2015
PDF_icon Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2013-2014

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