Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools by the government for supporting pupils to ensure that they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.

There are 3 categories of children that qualify for a Pupil Premium Grant (PPG):

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Looked After Children (have been looked after for 1 day or more; are adopted; leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence order)
  • Armed Forces children

For service children, it has been identified nationally that there may be a need to provide additional care, guidance and support due to the nature of these children’s lifestyles.

Please Note:
To ensure our Pupil Premium children are not easily identifiable, we will not be publishing some of the more detailed aspects of Pupil Premium information on our website.

DfE Guidance:
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school.

How will Evendons Primary School know if your child attracts this additional school funding?
We will be collecting new information from parents of children at Evendons prior to their start date in September. We will specifically ask you if your child falls into one of the above three categories. In addition to any current eligibility for FSM, families who have been eligible at any time in the past 6 years should inform us as their child will attract additional funding for our school. We refer to this as EVER 6.

How do I know if we are, or have ever been eligible for FSM?
The Department for Education states:
Your child may be eligible to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income­-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income­-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run­-on ­ paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
  • Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you’ll usually need to fill in an application form you can get from your local council [or school]. Give your completed application to your child’s school and make sure you can show documentary proof of any support you get.

How might Evendons Primary School spend this additional funding to support pupils?

  • Assessments of pupils’ needs
  • Specialist reading support
  • Learning support e.g. 1:1 adult support at specific times
  • Funds to assist in accessing to extra­curricular clubs, breakfast and after­school club
  • Funds to assist in participating in educational visits
  • Funds to encourage children to go on residential visits
  • Development of the ‘Passport’ – a transition programme for service children
  • Pastoral support for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Mentorship

What is the PPG allocation for each of the categories in 2014/15?
FSM/EVER £1300
LAC £1900
Service Children £300

What is the PPG allocation for each of the categories in 2015/16?
FSM/EVER £1320
LAC £1900
Service Children £300

What is the PPG allocation for each of the categories in 2016/17?
FSM/EVER £1320
LAC £1900
Service Children £300

What is the amount of PPG funding each year?
PPG Funding received 2014/15 £1220
PPG Funding received 2015/16 £3220
PPG Funding received 2016/17 £4540

How could this additional funding make a positive impact on the children and school?

  • Effective and speedy assessment of needs reducing negative impact on learning
  • More than expected progress over the year for the vast majority of children
  • Smooth transition into school with emphasis on reducing the negative impact on learning and wellbeing
  • Excellent pastoral support for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties improving wellbeing and minimising disruptions to learning

Monitoring and Evaluation
Evendons Primary School will monitor and evaluate the impact of this provision on each child’s progress during each term and review accordingly. Evaluation will consider impact on academic attainment and progress and pupils’ wellbeing.

How can I find out more about the Pupil Premium Grant at Evendons?
If you would like to check eligibility, speak to Lucinda Graham, Jane Aust or Zoe Green in the school office. If you would like to discuss any specific children or how the school ensures this funding is used effectively, speak to the headteacher, Patrick Pritchett.

How we plan to spend our Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17
Details of our actions, objectives, expenditure and impact can be found below.

We expect to improve outcomes for children by supporting the following:

  1. Transition and emotional wellbeing
  2. Academic achievement
  3. Social wellbeing
  4. Opportunities to participate in educational visits including residential visits
  5. Participation in clubs

In order to be effective in these areas we intend to provide:

  • Transition programmes
  • 1:1 tuition programmes
  • Mentoring and coaching by a teacher
  • Assessments and planning & review meetings with parents
  • Funding places on some educational visits including residential visits
  • Art therapy programme
  • Educational Psychology
  • Staff training
  • Books and resources
  • Pastoral support and programmes eg Emotional Literacy
  • Home visits

Pupil Premium Reports
Details of our actions, objectives, expenditure and impact can be found below.

Academic Year: 2015/2016
Amount received: £ 3,220

ActionObjectiveEstimated Cost £Impact
Meeting with ParentsTo ensure parents are clear about interventions in place

To ensure close communication between school and home to support children with their learning
280Parents received a IPM that has been written with them, signed and dated. Parents are aware of areas of concern and given supporting materials. Parents receive regular updates on progress.
Initial Assessments of pupils’ needs
To understand needs of children and devise an intervention plan
240Children who are identified as receiving the PP funding are assessed quickly and interventions are in place promptly.
1:1 tutoring in Writing and Maths
To support individual as necessary through targeted intervention work in a small group (maths); to
improve outcome in mathematics and help pupil to attain the nationally expected level at the end of key stage 1
1400Children have made points progress, some children have made exceeded progress.
Funding places on outings
To ensure children have the same opportunities as others to experience trips, enhancing their learning
18All PP children have attended all trips.
Coaching To support individual needs of children, to reduce anxiety and improve wellbeing around impending school move thereby improving outcomes
240Reduce anxiety. All children feel supported and are excited about the new classes. Areas for concern identified, transition plans in place.
1:1 Art therapy
To support children's wellbeing and provide children with emotional support, through small group sessions.
130Children are given the opportunity to give children a voice and explore emotional issues.
Books and Resources
To enhance children's understanding of specific areas of concern, through visual aids.

To engage pupils with reading.
30Books used to support areas of concern and are read at home with parents. One child is particularly enthused to read his books and is engaged in reading
Assessment and Case studies
For pupils to discuss their learning and targets; to have specific support
1000Assessment of children’s ability clear and given to Head and Governors on a half termly basis.
Case studies give a clear view of how interventions have been and areas that can be improved
Residential visits
To improve outcome in reading and help pupils to attain the nationally expected level at the end of key stage 1
220All PP children are given opportunities of attending Residential visits
Educational visits
To ensure children receive same opportunities as other. That children benefit from Education visits that enhance and inspire their learning
21Children’s learning have been enhanced by hand on practical learning and visual and unique experiences
ClubsTo ensure children have access to a range of clubs
133Children have participated in a wide range of clubs, from music lessons to sports clubs
Pastoral Support
To ensure children’s emotional and social wellbeing needs are being support
300Children are show how to turn take and communicate their feelings
Total during academic year