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Pupil Premium

What is ‘Pupil Premium’?

Pupil Premium (PP) funding is an additional sum allocated to schools by the government in addition to the main school budget. It is awarded on the basis of the number of children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) either currently or at any time in the past 6 years.  The funding is seen as a way to address the learning of children identified as vulnerable to underachieving, to support initiatives to ensure that these pupils fulfill their full potential. Looked After children also receive a premium. From 2012, Service children (those who have or had a parent from an Armed Forces background in the past 3 years) receive a smaller premium.

The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.’

Department for Education, July 2014



Expenditure and Impact 2019-20


Title Nature of Support Cost for the year (approx) Proposed impact –gap between attainment & progress of FSM/nonFSM  pupils is narrowed       
Additional experienced TA hours



TA training

Extension booster groups and catch up groups for maths and literacy skills  in KS1 & KS2 specific and outcomes focussed training







To prioritise reading and writing progression for PP pupils across the school, along with maths development



Lunchtime mathletics club

Online subscription enabling all pupils to engage in age appropriate maths puzzles/consolidation


Targetted KS2  group for those pupils identified as having little/no home engagement with programme (high % PP)




Free (voluntary teacher time)

To ensure ICT-based practise of maths skills and problem solving is accessible to all pupil groups, with specific time assigned to PP pupils to make best use of this motivational tool for maths learning
NfER Assessments in Re, Ma and VGPS Suite of reading, maths and VGPS assessments for all years in KS2 to enable more accurate tracking of progress against NC yr group objectives £2264 The biannual tests, coupled with in class formative assessments, give a clear picture of progress for PP children and classes as a whole so teaching/intervention can be precisely targetted to produce better outcomes
Y2 and Y5 Maths Clubs After school targetted support with teacher lead for Catch Up numeracy - Y5 and Y2 teachers Free (voluntary teacher time) To continue this support will enable Y5, and Y2 PP children to achieve at expected standard or above by the end of the year.
ICT resources including Discovery Espresso resource and home learning access ICT based resources with content for all areas of the curriculum – used for school and home learning £520 To enable all pupils to have use of educational games, activities and high-quality information for research and learning, developing their ownership of learning and ability to explore and broaden their knowledge independently
Benjamin Foundation ‘Time for Me’ sessions Social and emotional support £6300 Some of our PP children have high levels of anxiety at times so further sessions from the Benjamin Foundation will enable them to manage emotions and focus on their  learning
Enabling participation Expenditure for residential visits, KS1and lower KS2 educational visits and music tuition to ensure PP pupils have same opportunity as others £575 All PP pupils will be able to attend all school visits including Y5/Y6 residential visits without charge; PP pupils are offered free additional instrumental lessons in music, which 4 pupils currently utilise
Nursery access Supplement towards Nursery costs £138 To enable PP children in Nursery to attend full-time with 30 hour provision plus lunchtimes
TOTAL EXPENDITURE                                                                  £48160


How much Pupil Premium does Hillside Avenue receive?
Financial Year (April –March) PP Allocated budget Number of eligible pupils Total number of children on roll
2013 -14 34200 37 468
2014 -15 49000 37 466
2015-16 56760 43 461
2016-17 63800 49 460
2017-18 54120 41 449
2018-19 46200 35 457
2019-20 48160 36 446