The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and academies with pupils on roll that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years; those who are children looked after (CLA); and those who are service children.
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying academy budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Pupil Premium Strategy

At Aldborough Primary School we pride ourselves on having high aspiration and ambition for all children, regardless of their background. We operate a no excuse culture, setting children up to have the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed. Our mission is to ensure that every pupil achieves academic success and has the real option of going to university or following a career of their choice. We believe our children work hard towards this goal because we make it real for them.

We have high expectations for all of our children, and believe that with great teaching and a lot of love and care, every child can fulfil their potential.

Some interventions are adopted on a whole school basis and are not restricted to FSM registered children only. However, the implementation of some intervention programmes would not have been possible without the Pupil Premium. The majority of school strategies are targeted towards improvement in the attainment and progress of children. A number of these key strategies are resourced from the schools’ main budget, including smaller class sizes, educational support staff and an intervention programme. We have allocated the additional Pupil Premium funding to specific initiatives to support the most disadvantaged children.

While we recognise that this is a national trend, we are committed to doing everything we can to close this achievement gap. Through the application of high quality programmes and provision overall, we aim to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. The use of targeted interventions is also important. Children who start with low attainment on entry will need to make accelerated progress in order to reach at least age-related expectations.

It is also important that low attaining children grow in confidence and independence. Therefore, quality social experiences in and outside school can also have a significant impact.

It must also be remembered that there can be children who, whilst being eligible for FSM and Pupil Premium, are not low attaining but may not be maximising their full potential. We must therefore never confuse eligibility for the Pupil Premium with low ability. We must focus on supporting all disadvantaged children to achieve the highest levels

Funding is allocated within the school budget by financial year. This budget enables the school to plan its intervention and support programme. Expenditure is therefore planned and implemented by academic year as shown.

As an inclusive school, Aldborough Primary School strongly believes that no pupil should be disadvantaged as a result of background and ensures that resources and support are also provided for children who may not necessarily be eligible for free school meals or looked after, but who have been identified by the school as being at an educational disadvantage compared to their peers. This support is funded out of the School’s main budget. Programmes involving children who are eligible for the grant as well as those who are not are often part-funded by Pupil Premium, proportional to the children they benefit.


At Aldborough Primary School we will:

  • Make decisions about the spending of Pupil Premium funding based on educational research
  • Make decisions about the spending of Pupil Premium based on our knowledge of the children and their families
  • Ensure that staff are aware of the potential barriers to learning for FSM and LAC children
  • Track the attainment and progress of children on FSM as a group and ensure this is in line with the progress and attainment of the whole class
  • Measure the success of intervention programmes through impact analysis

The challenge to establish a clear link between educational expenditure and children’ learning is harder than one would imagine. It may seem obvious that more money offers the possibilities for a better or higher quality educational experience, but the evidence suggests that it is not simply a question of spending more to get better results. (Sutton Trust 2012)

Barriers to learning:

  • Low aspiration within the local area
  • Employment market suppressed within local context
  • Children from low economic backgrounds
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Single parent families
  • Social mobility

Unvalidated Data – Pupil Premium Report 2016/17

The current EVER 6 FSM is approximately 16%.  There is currently 1 student in total who are CLA.

Income for 2016/17


Amount Focus of Work Evaluative commentary/impact Adjusted expenditure for 16/17


LSA Intervention Groups

1:1 support


To provide additional support for pupils.

To run interventions to narrow the gap of vulnerable pupils.

To help pupils reach their full potential in Maths and English

In class support and smaller group sessions will address specific needs of pupils.
Resources to identify specific needs of pupils £3000 Identify specific needs of pupils through the use of GLS assessment packages in order to personalise interventions. Through the identification of needs more specific programmes can be put in place to increase progress.
Resources to accelerate progress in Reading, Writing and Maths such as Sum Dog and Lexia £5000 (£233 – Bug Club, £64 – Sum Dog, £512 – Lexia & £4201 on other resources to be identified) Programmes used to increase progress in identified areas of need for pupils. Programmes to include Bug Club & Lexia for reading and Sum Dog for maths. The programmes will allow children to work on their identified needs both within and outside of school.
Projects to motivate pupils and increase rates of progress £10,000 Increase engagement of children in order to motivate them to learn and develop skills to become independent learners. Working in smaller groups on a project will motivate children to learn whilst addressing specific needs.
Parenting groups to assist parents in supporting their children at home £5000 Parenting groups in reading, writing, maths, new to English and parenting classes to ensure adults can support children at home. Parents will be able to support children in their learning with an increase in English or knowledge of how their children are taught.
Pupil Support £3000 To fund items for students in hardship for clothing, after school provision and other ad hoc issues Children’s well-being and self-esteem will increase and therefore have a positive impact on learning.
Funded/Subsidised Trips £1500 Subsidies given to pupils meeting the pupil premium profile Allow access for all learning opportunities.
Intervention support for pupils by key members of staff including the leadership team. Including booster and 1:1 sessions. £6375 Increase rates of progress and narrow the gap of pupils in reading, writing and maths. Teacher led activities will improve attainment of pupils.
Provide children with individual resources to support their learning in school and at home. £6000 Resources that can be used by pupils to support them in their learning at school at home. Children will be able to use the resources used in school to support learning at home.
Support from Year Care Team £6410 Emotional, social and learning support. Raise children’s aspirations, self-believe and self-image. Increase in emotional and social well-being will increase learning.
Education Welfare £5000 Ensuring all children attend school regularly and on time to ensure they are not missing out on learning. Children attending school every day and on time will mean that they are accessing learning.
Additional sets in core subjects £10,000 Support learning in the classroom by ensuring the class sizes in English and Maths are smaller. Smaller groups allow more focused teaching.
Total £106,620

Additional Educational Resources for Looked After Children – allocated £1900

Strategy: For 2016-17 each looked after child has a Personalised Educational Plan drawn up by our specialist worker in conjunction with the local authority to ensure that each student receives resources and support which would be appropriate for them as an individual.  Examples can be used from all of the above strategies.

Proposed Impact: Looked after students have a tailored programme of support to meet their needs leading to a closing of achievement gap at Loxford School.

Pupil Premium Report 2015-16

Please click on the link to read the Pupil Premium Report for 2015-16, Pupil Premium in 2015-16